Bill Cosby Claims “Vindication” As Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania Agrees To Hear Appeal Of Rape Conviction
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After nearly two years in state prison for raping Andrea Constand in 2004, Bill Cosby will be able to discuss part of his case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in an appeal made on Tuesday.
Having failed to reopen or process the matter almost a dozen times, this limited review offers the officially designated sexually violent predator, once known as America's Father, the best opportunity to be free since he did was sentenced to up to a decade behind bars in September 2018. Although no date has been set due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the appeal could also be made to the D.A. in Montgomery County and Steven O’Neill in Cosby.
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The appeal specifically examines two potentially mitigating aspects of the case that originally led to court proceedings based on a hanging jury. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will rule on whether Cosby should have been charged with sexually assaulting the former Temple University employee at the end of 2015 for his lawyers at the time under a secret contract with a former D.A. Avoid prosecution if the creator of the Cosby Show testified in a civil suit - what he did and what led to an agreement with Constand.
To further undermine the validity of the conviction, Cosby's youngest defense team will try to convince the court that O'Neill was unable to give five other prosecutors to Montgomery County's current prosecutor, Kevin Steele, including Ex-America's next top model judge Janice Dickinson, comment and tell her stories of how the actor attacked her. With that in mind, the defense wants O’Neill's decision to be rejected, allowing the jury to provide evidence that Cosby has used drugs like Quaaludes over the years.
If Cosby successfully appealed, he would no doubt be released from his current home in the Pennsylvania state penitentiary in Phoenix. Although there is still a long way to go at this point.
Nevertheless, Cosby representatives re-connected the 82-year-old actor's case to major social issues of racism and criminal justice reform in a statement released shortly after the Keystone State Supreme Court ruled to hear the long-awaited appeal:
We are very grateful to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for agreeing to consider Mr. Cosby's appeal. America and the world are experiencing the 23rd day of protests against the abuse and murder of blacks, not only by corrupt police officers. However, these extremely important and important protests reveal the corruption that lies in the criminal justice system (district lawyers and judges). As we all have said, Bill Cosby's false belief is so much bigger than he is - the destruction of ALL black and colored people in America. We are very grateful to our attorneys (Brain Perry, Jennifer Bonjean and Barbara Zemlock) for their persistent efforts to fight to justify Mr. Cosby.
Previously, Cosby had tried to release the judge in court proceedings, have the sentence released and released from prison, and had presented himself as a de facto political prisoner and victim of a “staging”. "When Harvey Weinstein, who was now detained, was found guilty of multiple sex crime charges in late February, Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt made a statement that it was a" sad day in American justice "that should persecute all Americans, especially those Rich and famous men. "
Although Cosby actually admitted in 2005 to giving Constand several Benadryl tablets on the night of the alleged attack in his villa near Philadelphia in 2004, the actor persisted through various investigations, two lawsuits, and a hearing that the encounter was consensual was.
In addition, more than 60 women have claimed that Cosby has drugged and attacked them with a similar combination of pills and alcohol over the decades. Unlike many of these women, some of whom were spectators at the two lawsuits and the fall 2018 trial, Cosby Constand paid millions in a one-time confidential agreement about 10 years before the criminal proceedings opened.
A fact that is used not least as a wedge to lift his damned conviction and long prison term.
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