Bill Cosby‘s breathing a deep sigh of relief — the U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to weigh in on the Pennsylvania ruling that set him free.
SCOTUS voted 4-3 Monday to leave in place the PA Supreme Court’s decision from last summer … which nullified Cosby’s 2018 conviction for aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand.
Cosby was immediately released from the Pennsylvania prison where he’d been serving a 3 to 10-year sentence.
The PA Supreme Court ruled Cosby’s right to due process had been violated, because prosecutors had ignored the deal the previous Montgomery County D.A. made to not prosecute Cosby if he sat for a deposition in Andrea’s civil case.
Cosby’s prosecutors asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the decision to overturn, but the high court declined … which means Cosby is free and clear in the criminal case.
Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, tells The Associated Press, “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.”
He continues, “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 is still facing a lawsuit filed by Judy Huth for sexual battery.