Accused sexual abuser, comedian Bill Cosby, will remain a free man after the Supreme Court ruled that his 2018 aggravated indecent assault conviction is still nullified.
“On behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Cosby and the Cosby family, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the justices of the United States Supreme Court for following the rules of law and protecting the Constitutional Rights of ALL American Citizens of these United States,” the actor’s spokesperson said.
In 2014, the former Jello spokesman was accused by sixty women of sexual misconduct, battery, assault facilitated by drugs, child sexual abuse, and rape, in incidents spanning from 1965 to 2008.
The vast majority of the allegations could not be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations, but he was found guilty of three felony counts against one victim in August of 2018.
Cosby, 84, had been serving a 3 to ten-year sentence in prison for drugging and groping Temple University women’s basketball director, Andrea Constand, at his home in 2004, when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his conviction last year.
The court ruled that “The Cosby Show” patriarch’s right to due process was violated when prosecutors threw out a deal he had struck with the Montgomery County, PA district attorney to give his deposition in Constand’s civil case against him.
He was released from custody in June, after serving nearly three years in prison. Pennsylvania prosecutors petition the decision in the U.S. Supreme Court in November. In a 4-3 vote on Monday, SCOTUS declined to hear the appeal of Kevin Steele, the Montgomery County District Attorney.
“Petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court for review was the right thing to do, but obviously there was only a small chance that the high court would be able to hear the case,” Steele said of the ruling.
“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,” Cosby’s spokesperson remarked.