Bill Cosby’s legal team to argue his appeal in Pennsylvania Supreme Court today

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Cosby, 83, is sentenced to more than two years in jail from 3 to 10 years in a prison outside of Philadelphia for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at Cosby’s home in 2004.

Since his conviction in 2018, his attorneys have said they will appeal the case, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in June granted him the opportunity to appeal two issues.

Charges in the criminal case centered around allegations by Andrea Constand, the former Temple employee who testified that Cosby drugged and assaulted her. But in his criminal trial, Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill allowed five other women, including supermodel Janice Dickinson, to testify that Cosby incapacitated them and assaulted them in other incidents. .

Prosecutors said the witnesses to “previous bad acts” showed Cosby to have a role model in his assaults. Cosby’s legal team argued that their testimony was old and different from criminal charges and should not have made it into court.

Additionally, the lawsuit featured Cosby’s deposition in a civil lawsuit in which he admitted he procured Quaaludes for women he wanted to have sex with.

Cosby’s lawyers argued that he only answered the questions of testimony because Bruce Castor, the district attorney at the time, had promised never to prosecute on the basis of the allegations.

Both sides are expected to present their arguments in court on Tuesday, but a ruling is not expected for months.

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