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Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby has learned his fate from the Supreme Court, which has just left his overturned conviction conviction for sexual assault in place.

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Supreme Court Rules On Cosby

Fox News reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a decision to overturn Cosby’s conviction will stay in place. The highest court in the state rejected a request from prosecutors in which they asked the Supreme Court to hear the case and reinstate Cosby’s conviction.

This comes nearly a year after the Supreme Court threw out the case, saying that the prosecutor was bound by an agreement his predecessor made to not charge Cosby, who was subsequently released from prison once the conviction was overturned.

Cosby, 84, had been convicted in 2018 of sexual assault after he allegedly drugged and raped Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. He was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison, and he vowed to serve the entire 10 years rather than take any kind of deal that would require him to admit guilt.

“I have eight years and nine months left,” Cosby said in his first prison interview in 2019. “When I come up for parole, they’re not going to hear me say that I have remorse. I was there. I don’t care what group of people come along and talk about this when they weren’t there. They don’t know.”

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Cosby Celebrates 

Cosby celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling through his spokesman Andrew Wyatt, who praised the court for “following the rules of the law.”

“Mr. Cosby’s Constitutional Rights were a ‘reprehensible bait and switch’ by Kevin Steele, Judge Steve T. O’Neill and their cohorts,” Wyatt told People Magazine. “This is truly a victory for Mr. Cosby but it shows that cheating will never get you far in life and the corruption that lies within Montgomery County District’s Attorney Office has been brought to the center stage of the world.”

Brian Perry, one of Cosby’s lawyers, said that his conviction “should never have been allowed in an American courtroom.”

“This man served three years in a state penitentiary in a case where highest court in Pennsylvania, and now the United States, emphatically decided was unjust,” Perry said. “Kevin Steele, the Montgomery County District Attorney, campaigned for the job on the promise to charge Mr. Cosby despite that fact that his predecessor made an agreement not to prosecute, and Mr. Cosby relied on that agreement to his detriment.”

Find out more about this ruling in the video below. 

Constand Responds 

Constand is just one of dozens of women that have accused Cosby of sexual assault, and she described the Supreme Court’s ruling as being “unfortunate.” 

“Not only does the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision stand to bind other courts based simply on an early press release by a prosecutor announcing a declination of prosecution at the time (before evidence to proceed is developed and vetted),” the statements reads, “but it assumes there was a valid agreement not to prosecute, which was vigorously disputed in the Habeas proceedings, and determined by the trial judge to not exist.”

Cosby had been known as America’s dad prior to the allegations of sexual assault coming out against him. It remains unclear if prosecutors will be able to charge him about any of the other claims that have been made against him. 

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