The Supreme Court of the State of Pennsylvania, a state in the United States Of America has overturned comedian Bill Cosby’s conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago on Wednesday, allowing his release from prison.
“ Bill Cosby’s convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated, and he is discharged,” the Pennsylvania Supreme Court wrote in a 79-page ruling.
Bill Cosby who is 83 years old, was famous for for his role in hit TV series “The Cosby show”. He has already served more than two years of a three-to-ten-year sentence for aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby was convicted in 2018 of assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion. Although more than 60 women charged that they had been victims of sexual assault by Cosby, he was tried criminally only for Constand’s assault, since the statute of limitations had expired in the other cases.
Cosby had lost an earlier appeal when a court ruled that the prosecution’s evidence had established Cosby’s “unique sexual assault playbook.”
For Now, It was not immediately clear when he would be released.