In a stunning reversal, Bill Cosby was released from prison. NBC News reports that Pennsylvania’s high court vacated the sexual assault conviction:
The state Supreme Court said a previous prosecutor’s decision not to charge Cosby, 83, opened the door for him to speak freely in a civil lawsuit against him — and that testimony was key in the comic’s conviction in criminal court.
The AP reports:
Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand.
He was charged in late 2015, when a prosecutor armed with newly unsealed evidence — Cosby’s damaging deposition from her lawsuit — arrested him days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired.
Actress Amber Tamblyn, founding member of #TimesUp tweeted, “I am furious to hear this news. I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the court and this decision. #TimesUp#MeToo“
But Cosby is also getting some support though, including from Phylicia Rashad, who played his wife on The Cosby Show.
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