Cosby has been released from prison, official says

Bill Cosby, right, walks through the Montgomery County courthouse in 2018.
Bill Cosby, proper, walks by means of the Montgomery County courthouse in 2018. Dominick Reuter/Pool/Getty Images

Bill Cosby will likely be released from prison as quickly as at the moment after the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania vacated his 2018 conviction on sexual assault costs and judgment of sentence, in response to a courts spokesperson.

A jury had discovered Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University worker, at his residence in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.

Here’s all the things you might want to learn about Cosby’s case:

There have been two trials: At Cosby’s first legal trial, which led to a hung jury, protection attorneys tried to poke holes in Constand’s version of events and argued that the 2 had a consensual sexual relationship. At his second trial, Cosby confronted the testimony of 5 different ladies who claimed comparable misconduct by him.

The verdict: The jury labored for greater than 14 hours over two days to succeed in the responsible verdict. “We are so happy that finally we can say, women are believed. And not only on #MeToo but in a court of law where they are under oath, where they testified truthfully, where they are attacked,” Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented lots of the ladies who accused Cosby of misconduct, stated.

Following the decision: Cosby didn’t audibly react to the responsible verdict, however he did erupt shortly afterword. Prosecutors requested the decide to revoke Cosby’s bail, saying he was a flight danger and had a personal airplane. Cosby then stood up and yelled, “He doesn’t have a plane, you asshole.” Moreover, after Cosby was discovered responsible, many universities revoked his honorary degrees, such Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

The sentence: Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in a state jail. He was ordered to pay a high quality of $25,000 plus the prices of prosecution as a part of the sentence. In addition, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Judge Steven O’Neill dominated that Cosby could be categorized as a “sexually violent predator,” a dedication that requires lifetime registration, lifetime obligatory intercourse offender counseling with a therapy supplier and notification to the group {that a} “sexually violent predator” lives within the space.

Parole: In May 2021, Cosby was denied parole by the Pennsylvania Parole Board. The board cited Cosby’s “failure to develop a parole release plan” and a “negative recommendation by the Department of Corrections” as elements that contributed to the choice.

CNN’s Alyssa Kraus, Eric Levenson, Aaron Cooper and Steve Forrest contributed to this publish.

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