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US comic, Bill Cosby regains freedom after court overturned sexual assault conviction

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Bill CosbyThe United States comic, Bill Cosby, was launched from jail on Wednesday after the nation’s highest court overturned his conviction for sexual assault.

Cosby, 83, had served greater than two years of a 3 to 10-year sentence at a state jail close to Philadelphia.

The comic was convicted in 2018 for drugging and molesting ex-basketball participant, Andrea Constand, 15 years in the past.

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court had within the ruling held that Cosby had been denied a good trial.

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The judges mentioned there had been a “process violation” by the prosecution, however admitted their ruling was uncommon.

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In a 79-page choice, they mentioned a non-prosecution settlement between a former district legal professional and Cosby over proof he gave in a civil case meant the actor shouldn’t have been charged.

“Cosby’s convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated, and he is discharged,” they wrote.

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