Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction has been overturned

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US comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction has been overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia, found guilty of drugging and molesting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004. Dozens of women had publically accused him of sexual assault. In July 2015, New York Magazine depicted 35 of the 46 women who had accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them on its cover. The cover story included interviews from 35 of Cosby’s accusers. The Navy revoked Cosby’s title of honorary chief petty officer, which he was presented in 2011, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy’s core values. Marquette University in Wisconsin and Fordham University in New York have both decided to pull the honorary degrees they bestowed to the comedian years ago, in wake of the sexual allegations. On 2018 the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Bill Cosby from its membership ranks. In May, Cosby was denied paroled after refusing to participate in sex offender programs during his nearly three years in state prison.

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“There is only one remedy that can completely restore Cosby to the status quo ante. He must be discharged, and any future prosecution on these particular charges must be barred”, the 79-page finding of Court reads now. Bill Cosby is one of the world’s most well-known entertainers and comedians. In his early twenties, he appeared on many well-known variety programs including The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). Bill Cosby’s television debut was on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), on August 6, 1963.His big break came in 1965 when he appeared as “Alexander Scott” in I Spy (1965), winning numerous Emmys for his performance. He produced the TV series A Different World (1987). He has produced films such as Men of Honor (2000), and shows including Little Bill (1999). Bill Cosby will be freed.