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Charges Dropped Against Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is scheduled to be released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction on Wednesday.

The 83 year-old comedian, actor, and author has been in SCI Phoenix, a state prison outside of Philadelphia, since a jury convicted him in 2018 of three aggravated indecent assault counts. He has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence.

Cosby’s lawyers appealed to the court in December arguing that his entire life was put on trial and he suffered unquantifiable prejudice. 

The Supreme Court reviewed two aspects of the case that Cosby’s lawyers challenged. The first involved the judge’s decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers. The other examined Cosby’s argument that he had an agreement with a former prosecutor that he’d never be charged. 

Cosby’s conviction was overturned after the Supreme Court found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being criminally charged for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

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