The highest court in Pennsylvania has overturned the sexual assault conviction of comedian and actor William Henry Cosby popularly known as Bill Cosby.
The Pennsylvania court set aside Cosby’s conviction as a result of an agreement he had with a prior prosecutor that would have prevented Cosby from being criminally charged in the case.
The 83-year-old Cosby, who was once beloved as “America’s Dad,” was convicted in 2015 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee at his suburban estate.
Bill Cosby has served over two years of the three to ten years sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia.
He had vowed to serve all 10 years of the sentence rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter.
This new ruling bars any retrial in the case.