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Bill Cosby allowed to appeal two issues from 2018 conviction, court rules

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Bill Cosby is allowed to appeal two key issues in his 2018 conviction on sexual assault charges.
 
One issue focuses on witnesses who testified about alleged assaults that were not part of the charges, and the second focuses on the prior district attorney's decision not to charge Cosby a decade ago.
 
The criminal case centered on a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, who told police about the assault in 2005.
 
Prosecutors initially declined to press charges, and Constand and Cosby settled the case in civil court a year later.
 
But a decade later, dozens of women came forward to say Cosby similarly drugged and sexually assaulted them over his years as a powerful media figure. 
 
Constand's was the only one of those allegations that occurred within the statute of limitations.
 
The 82 year old actor and comedian, is less than two years into a three to 10-year sentence.


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