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Bill Cosby Wins Appeal To Overturn Rape Conviction In Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby Wins Appeal To Overturn Rape Conviction In Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby has won an appeal by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The disgraced 82-year-old actor was convicted in 2018 of rape and assault and is currently serving a 3 to 10 year sentence.

Now, the state Supreme Court said it will allow an appeal of his conviction and raised the possibility of his sentence being overturned.

A spokesman for Bill, Andrew Wyatt, says that he is “extremely thankful” for the ruling.

“As we have all stated, the false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him — it’s about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America,” he added. “We’re extremely thankful to our attorneys for their tenacious efforts in fighting for the vindication of Mr. Cosby.”

The court added in their statement of the decision, “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has narrowed the issues on appeal, limiting them to prior bad acts and the sovereign edict. We look forward to briefing and arguing these issues and remain confident in the Trial Court and Superior Court’s previous decisions.”

Just last year, Bill gave an exclusive interview from prison, which he said was his “penthouse”.

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