Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Penalty for sexual assault Bill Cosby was released on Wednesday and released from prison, after which he was denied protection against self-immolation.
The court ruled that a lawyer’s decision not to charge 83-year-old Cosby had opened the door to free speech in the case against him, and that evidence was important that he had been convicted by another lawyer many years later.
Cosby was convicted in 2004 of drug and sexual abuse of a woman and sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. He has served nearly three years in prison.
The state Supreme Court ruled that Caspian could not be tried again on the same charges.
“The decision to charge unconditionally is made publicly and with the intent to provoke action and credibility by the defendant, and when the defendant does so to his detriment (and in some cases on the advice of counsel) the decision is an insult to the fundamental fairness of the decision, especially to a criminal case that has existed for more than a decade. When, “the High Court ruled.
“For these reasons, Cosby’s charges and sentence are vacant, and he was acquitted.”
The The case against Cosby One of the first major milestones of the #MeToo movement was that women came forward with stories about unwanted sexual advancements and harassment in the workplace.
Caspian’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt thanked the comedian’s legal team and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, saying Wednesday’s verdict was a moment of justice for black Americans.
“This is the justice that Mr. Cosby is fighting for,” Wyatt said in a statement. “They saw the light. He waived his Fifth Amendment and moved out of court. He was given a contract and he had immunity. He should never be charged.”
About two hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday, Cosby was there Released from SCI Phoenix Detention Center About 35 miles northeast of Philadelphia, he was detained as prisoner number NN7687, a correctional officer said.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele lamented Cosby’s release and described the findings of the state High Court as a “practical issue.”
“He was found guilty of arbitration and is now acquitted of a procedural problem that is irrelevant to the facts of the crime,” Steele said in a statement.
“I would like to commend the courage of Andre Constant, a victim of Caspian throughout this long trial, and all the other women who have shared similar experiences. It is my hope that this result will not lead to a report of sexual abuse by victims.”
The so-called “father of America” was sent to a state prison after Constant was convicted in 2018 of drug and sexual abuse.
He testified that Cosby assaulted him in 2004 at his Pennsylvania home.
But Montgomery District Attorney Bruce Custer at the time refused to file charges against the comedian and actor, saying “the court is compelled to testify in subsequent civil proceedings.”
“Unable to claim any right not to testify in civil proceedings, Cosby relied on the fall of the district attorney, and began to offer four appointments. During those sessions, Cosby issued several charges,” according to the High Court.
“DA Caster’s heirs did not feel bound by his decision, and decided to sue Cosby in defiance of that precedent.
In a rare prison interview 2019, Cosby said I have no regrets about his actions – even if it affects the decision of the parole board.
“When I’m on parole, they ‘re not going to listen to me saying I’m sorry. I’m not there. I do not care what group of people come and talk about this when they are not there. They do not know,” Cosby said. Press Release BlackPressUSA.com.
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Alec Hernandez And Diana Dasrat Contributed.