A Pennsylvania court on Tuesday upheld comedian Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault conviction and rejected his argument that the case was wrongly decided against him.
CNN reported that the comedian’s legal team had filed an extensive appeal of Cosby’s conviction in June.
The appeal argued that the trial court had ruled incorrectly in eight decisions, including by allowing five “prior bad acts” witnesses to testify and by reading the jury excerpts from Cosby’s civil deposition in which he says he got Quaaludes to give to women.
On Tuesday, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania reviewed each of the eight decisions and rejected Cosby’s appeal in each instance.
Cosby, 82, who built a long career capped by the 1980s TV hit “The Cosby Show”, was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April 2018 for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. At the time, Constand was an employee for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby was a powerful trustee and mentor.
He was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison and is incarcerated at SCI Phoenix, a state prison near Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
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