Scandalized entertainer William "Bill" Cosby will get the opportunity to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction. The 82 year old comedian has spent nearly locked up for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. A number of women testified that they had similar experiences with Cosby. He was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison.
In a turn of events, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case the comedian’s lawyers challenged on appeal.
The Court will examine the judge's decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers as prior bad act witnesses. The women made allegations of previous uncharged misconduct involving sexual contact and claimed that Cosby sedated them with quaaludes.
The Supreme Court will also review Cosby's claim that he had a deal with the District Attorney that he'd never be charged in the case. Cosby claims an agreement was reached so he would testify in the trial accuser’s civil lawsuit, which was then allowed at trial.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court grants Bill Cosby’s appeal from 2018 conviction. (Photo: Getty Images)