On Monday, March 7, 2022, the Supreme Court announced that they will not be reviewing Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction in his sexual assault case, a previous decision that was made by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
This decision by the court now means that Bill Cosby’s court battle days for sexual assault of multiple women are finally over and he is now a free man.
This disclosure by the Supreme Court comes after prosecutors from Pennsylvania had asked the court in 2021 to review Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction.
Last year June, the then 84-year-old celebrity was released from prison after the court ruled a “non-prosecution agreement” with a prior prosecutor. This agreement was reportedly between Cosby and a Montgomery District Attorney in 2005, which meant that Cosby could not be criminally prosecuted if in return he testifies in a civil case related to the same allegations.
However, as it relates to this agreement, Kevin Steele from the office of Montgomery County District Attorney disclosed that there was “no evidence that Cosby had a legally binding agreement that he could never be prosecuted”. Steele also added that the attorney with which Cosby had the agreement with named Bruce Castor, did not put anything into writing nor was anyone in the office notified of such.
In 2021, Bill Cosby was released from prison after spending almost three years at the SCI Phoenix state prison where he was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in 2018. At 84-year-old, the court had deemed him to be a “sexually violent predator” for posing an “imminent safety risk to women”.
For the recent decision made by the Supreme court, Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Cosby stated that “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.”
Since Bill Cosby’s release from prison, it is reported that additional victims have begun to come forward with sexual assault claims and lawsuits against him.