Another Appeal Filed By The Comedian’s Legal Team

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby believes the 5 women who testified against him during his second trial should have never been allowed to be heard by the court.

Bill Cosby filed another appeal of his conviction on sexual assault charges on Tuesday, arguing that five of his accusers should've never been allowed to testify in his second trial. The appeal concludes by saying, "it is requested that this Court reverse and award Cosby a new trial".

A jury in Norristown, Pennsylvania, found Cosby guilty in April 2018 of drugging and sexually violating former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

It was the first trial and first guilty verdict for sexual assault since the advent of the #MeToo movement.

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The funnyman-turned-felon is now serving a three- to 10-year prison sentence for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.

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Reps for Cosby tell The Blast, "Today, will be considered a memorable moment for Actor & Comedian Bill Cosby and his family; but most importantly, this will be an historic period for ALL American Citizens of these United States, who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, without any proof". He was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. His insurance company this year recently settled lawsuits filed by at least eight other women who had accused Cosby of sexual misconduct and, in most cases, defamation.

For the appeal, Cosby's lawyers claim that the five accusers provided irrelevant testimony in the case that was "strikingly dissimilar" to that of Constand.

In court, prosecutors said these witnesses showed Cosby had a common pattern or scheme in his assault of Constand.

In the sworn testimony, Cosby admitted to giving women the powerful sedative called Quaaludes to women before having sex with them in the 1970s.

"America's Dad's" legal team also argued against the admission of his civil deposition from 2005 and 2006, which they said was "in violation of Cosby's Fifth Amendment rights".

The two sides in the case are scheduled to present oral arguments over the appeal to the Superior Court on August 12, according to a court spokeswoman.

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