bill cosby released after court overturns his conviction

Bill Cosby [photo courtesy]>

Bill Cosby [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa July 1, 2021

Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his indecent assault conviction.

The state's highest court tossed Cosby's conviction due to an agreement he had with a prior prosecutor that would have prevented Cosby from being criminally charged in the case.

The ruling bars any retrial in the case, court documents say.

The 83-year-old comedian spent two years into a three-to-10-year prison term.

Cosby was accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whose allegation was the basis of the criminal case at his estate in 2004.

 He was charged in 2015 for the alleged attack and arrested just days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired. He was sentenced in 2018.