After serving time in jail for rape fees since 2018, Invoice Cosby can have one other alternative to battle the allegations towards him in court docket. As of this writing, Cosby has served practically two years of a 10-year sentence in jail after he was criminally charged with accusations of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his dwelling in 2004. This week, Cosby caught a small break when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket granted his enchantment to the conviction, however the former Jell-o pitchman is not fairly a free man simply but.
In accordance with studies, the Supreme Court docket will evaluate Cosby’s 2018 trial after accepting the arguments made by his authorized group. This consists of the court docket contemplating whether or not jurors ought to have been permitted to listen to the testimony of 5 different Cosby accusers when he was solely being tried for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Constand. Additionally beneath scrutiny is whether or not Cosby’s deposition from a separate civil case, the place he speaks about his alleged use of quaaludes with sexual companions, as Cosby’s attorneys say he was promised prison immunity within the case.
In response to the information, Constand took to Twitter to launch a press release, revealing her ideas on Cosby successful this small authorized battle in his quest to get again out of jail. “Whereas everybody deserves their cries and appeals to be heard, even convicted criminals, if anybody’s cries matter most proper now, it is the ladies who’ve lifted their voices and have selflessly put themselves in hurt’s means, reminiscent of prior dangerous act witnesses in my case,” Constand’s assertion reads partly. She additionally respectfully asks for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket to “contemplate the large prospect of placing my perpetrator again into the neighborhood after being labelled a convicted sexually violent predator who has proven no regret for his actions.”
In the meantime, Cosby has steadfastly maintained his innocence from behind bars and has referred to himself as a political prisoner. “As we’ve all said, the false conviction of Invoice Cosby is a lot greater than him – it is in regards to the destruction of ALL Black folks and other people of coloration in America,” a press release from Cosby’s authorized group reads.
Cosby’s spouse, Camille Cosby, additionally applauded the court docket’s choice whereas additionally suggesting he was falsely accused. “The #MeToo motion and actions like them have intentional ignorance pertaining to the historical past of specific white girls – not all white girls – however specific white girls, who’ve from the very starting, pertaining to the enslavement of African folks, accused black males of sexual assault with none proof in any way, no proof, anyplace on the face of the earth,” Camille advised ABC Information.
It stays to be seen if the enchantment will truly get Cosby out of jail, however even with this victory, the chances nonetheless appear to be towards Cosby going free. The Montgomery County District Lawyer’s Workplace says they’re assured that “earlier choices dismissing these appeals might be upheld.” You may also count on there to be plenty of civil unrest within the occasion Cosby does find yourself strolling. In any case, we’ll have to simply wait to see the way it performs out. Particulars of this story come to us from CBS and ABC.