Bill Cosby Says “I have never changed my stance nor my story” After Being Released From Prison
Update #1. Bill Cosby has been released from prison and held a press conference with his legal team.
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He also released a statement via social media writing:
I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.
Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has vacated the previous conviction against him. As previously reported, he was sentenced to 3 to 10 years after being found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He has served more than two years and previously said he would stay in jail for all 10 rather than acknowledging any wrongdoing.
His legal team first petitioned the Supreme Court last December, stating that he experienced unfair prejudice during the very public trial — including five additional accusers taking the stand. While lower appeals courts disagreed with Bill Cosby that the additional testimony contaminated the trial and instead displayed that he had a pattern of drugging and molesting women, the Supreme Court instead ruled in his favor. The panel of judges determined that the testimony went beyond the boundary of attacks on his character.
The Supreme Court also considered his lawyers’ reference to an agreement Bill Cosby had with a prosecutor that he wouldn’t face any charges at all.
The Supreme Court’s decision comes after Bill Cosby was denied parole in May after he refused to participate in sex offender courses.
Bill Cosby has not publicly spoken on the court’s decision.
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