Bill Cosby Is Now a Free Man After Sexual Assault Conviction Overturned
Published Jun 30, 2021Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction has just been overturned by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court, meaning he will now be a free man.
The 83-year-old comedian had served more than two years of his sentence, which was between three and 10 years behind bars. He was found guilty in 2018 of drugging and molesting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand back in 2004.
But now that the case has been overturned today, he can now walk free.
As the BBC outlines, Pennsylvania's highest court found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented Cosby from being charged in the case. The Supreme Court judges also found that testimony from accusers unrelated to the case had led the trial against Cosby to be tainted.
As a result, the conviction cannot stand, according to the court. Also, Cosby cannot be retried.
"Cosby's convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated, and he is discharged," the court's 79-page finding reads.
In the wake of the shocking decision, Cosby's family spokesperson Andrew Wyatt is now on his way to pick up the comedian, TMZ reports.