Court rejects Cosby’s latest appeal, clearing path to trial

By Laura McCrystal and Jeremy Roebuck

cosbyActor and comedian Bill Cosby’s bid to have his sexual assault case thrown out has been rejected by the state Supreme Court.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday rejected Bill Cosby’s latest bid to halt or delay his sexual-assault case, clearing the path to a trial in Montgomery County.

The one-sentence order shot down the only pending appeal in Cosby’s case. The Superior Court and state Supreme Court have turned down other requests this year by Cosby’s defense lawyers to consider dropping the charges against him.

But Cosby’s lawyers vowed Wednesday to take their latest appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing the entertainer’s accuser should have been forced to testify and face cross-examination at a pretrial hearing in May.

Instead of using direct testimony from Andrea Constand that day, prosecutors relied on statements she gave to police a decade ago.


SOURCE: Philly.Com

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