Bill Cosby has won the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case that Cosby is challenging — the judge’s decision to allow prosecutors to call five other accusers and to introduce evidence that he’d given women quaaludes in the past.
The 82-year-old is currently serving a three- to 10-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 during a second trial.
The jury in his first trial in 2017 deadlocked.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine a past agreement Cosby had with a former prosecutor that Cosby would never face criminal charges in the case. The fallen funnyman said he relied on that promise before agreeing to testify in Constand’s civil lawsuit — but the testimony was ultimately used to convict him.
With Post Wires
The post Bill Cosby wins the right to appeal sexual assault conviction appeared first on Page Six.