Bill Cosby’s Team Petitions Supreme Court To Review His Case, Says The #MeToo Movement Impacted Verdict
Comedian Bill Cosby isn’t done fighting for his freedom. In December, TV’s Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable was denied an appeal, with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court citing his “signature habit” of sexually assaulting and drugging women. He called the denial “appalling:”
“This news of the Superior Court denying Mr. Cosby’s appeal is appalling and disappointing, but it shows the level of corruption that resides in the Judicial System of Pennsylvania. These panel of judges never took the time to review the clear facts…It’s obvious that these judges’ minds were made up because they didn’t take the time to dissect Mr. Cosby’s appeal. We’re not shocked because it shows the world that this isn’t about justice, but this is a political scheme to destroy Mr. Cosby, however they will not stop us and we will prevail in the State Supreme Court. Mr. Cosby remains hopeful and he stands behind his innocence.”
Due to that turn of events, Cosby and his legal team have filed a petition against the Supreme Court – as announced on his official Instagram page. The message states:
“@billcosby For Immediate Release – Official Statement: Today, Mr. Cosby’s legal team filed a Petition in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania asking the high court to review his case to consider the vital important questions about the impact of #metoo hysteria on the bedrock principles of our criminal justice system. The lower courts stripped Mr. Cosby of his most sacred constitutional guarantees of Due Process and the presumption of innocence when they permitted the jury to hear, and base its verdict on, decades-old, unproven allegations of multiple women.”
“The trial court’s overriding concern should have been to ensure a fair proceeding on the single charged offense for which Mr. Cosby was standing trial – not to provide a platform to any and all accusers who belatedly wanted their day in court. We are hopeful that the state Supreme Court will recognize the long-lasting implications of allowing the court of public opinion to override our cherished constitutional principles and act to rectify this injustice. #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished #DueProcess #JusticeForAll #PASupremeCourt #BillCosby”
Bill Cosby is currently serving a three-to-10-year-sentence after being convicted for sexual assault from an incident that stems from 2004.
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Written by Miata Shanay