The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, leaving in place a decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court to throw out his conviction and set him free from prison.
The high court declined prosecutors’ request to hear the case and reinstate Cosby’s conviction.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last year threw out Cosby’s conviction, saying the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor´s agreement not to charge Cosby.
As is typical, the Supreme Court did not say anything in rejecting the case.
The case was included in a long list of cases the court said Monday it would not hear.
Cosby’s spokesperson Andrew Wyatt released a statement on Monday saying he was grateful for the decision.
‘On behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Cosby and the Cosby family, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the justices of the United States Supreme Court for following the rules of law and protecting the Constitutional Rights of ALL American Citizens of these United States.
‘Mr. Cosby’s Constitutional Rights were a “reprehensible bait and switch” by Kevin Steele, Judge Steve T. O’Neill and their cohorts.
‘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. Thank you very much,’ he said.
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Source: Daily Mail