Bill Cosby case: The Supreme Court will not review the decision to release Cosby from prison

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it would not consider the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, leaving a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn his conviction and pardon him from prison.

The Supreme Court denied the prosecutors’ request to hear the case and reinstate Cosby’s conviction. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated Cosby’s conviction last year, saying the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to indict Cosby.

As is customary, the Supreme Court said nothing in dismissing the case. The case was added to a long list of cases the court declined to hear on Monday.

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Cosby, 84, became the first celebrity to be convicted of sexual assault in the #MeToo era when a jury found him guilty in 2018 of drugging and molesting Temple University staffer Andrea Constand in 2004 to have. A jury had previously deadlocked in Cosby’s case, resulting in a court hearing in 2017.

Cosby served almost three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his release.

The Associated Press does not typically identify individuals who claim to be victims of sexual assault unless they give permission. Constand did this.

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