The Supreme Court has announced it will not hear the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, allowing a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn his conviction and pardon him from prison.
On Monday, March 7, the Supreme Court denied 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 did not comment on the dismissal of the case. It was added to a long list of cases the court said it would not hear.
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 mistrial in 2017.
Cosby served almost three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his release.
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