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Read Bill Cosby's Statement Issued after Judges Reviewed Decision to Allow 5 Accusers in His Trial

Stephen Thompson
Dec 02, 2020
07:00 A.M.
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A statement made by famous comedian Bill Cosby recently surfaced on his social media page. It came shortly after judges reviewed the decision to allow five witness accounts in his trial.

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On December 1, some issues were reviewed in Bill Cosby's legal case, and the once-revered comedian could not contain his excitement and hope for the possibility of a future where his conviction could be overturned.

He issued a statement shared on his Instagram page after the hearing. Cosby tagged the day a "historic" one for himself and the less fortunate inmates whose "constitutional rights" have been violated.

Camille and Bill Cosby at the Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary Gala in 2009 in New York | Source: Getty Images

Camille and Bill Cosby at the Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary Gala in 2009 in New York | Source: Getty Images

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Cosby declared that he is joyful and full of hope that justice will win over every other thing, especially "prosecutorial corruption."

He concluded the statement by thanking the PA State Supreme Court, his wife Camille, his fans, and of course, the legal team working round the clock to force the hand of justice.

In the comments section, his statement was met with different reactions. Most of his fans hoped his release would soon be secured because, according to them, "he is a national treasure for blacks."

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However, a small majority who believe Cosby really did sexually assault women for years shared comments that detailed just how much they hope he suffers for his sins.

The purpose of the witnesses was to show that the comedian's assault was always deliberate.

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If his legal team has anything to say about it, they will not be getting their desires. Sexual assault allegations were first leveled against Cosby in 2005, and it's been a whirlwind of court cases since then.

He was convicted in September 2018, and he filed a formal appeal in June 2019, stating that it was wrong for a judge to allow the witness accounts of the five women who testified against him, thereby bolstering the assault case.

 Bill Cosby filming the new opening sequence in New York in 1990 | Source: Getty Images

Bill Cosby filming the new opening sequence in New York in 1990 | Source: Getty Images

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In June 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal, and it was scheduled for December 1. The appeal revealed that the jury's decision might have been influenced by the witness accounts presented before the court as a "prior bad act."

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court consists of seven members, four of whom questioned Assistant District Attorney, Adrienne Jappe, who was all for the prosecution.

Bill and Camille Cosby enter the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 12, 2017  | Source: Getty Images

Bill and Camille Cosby enter the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 12, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

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Jappe believes the purpose of the witnesses was to show that the comedian's assault was always deliberate. She also argues that the victim testimonies confirm that Cosby did not make a mistake when he did what he did.

The judges questioning the testimonies has signaled the possibility of Cosby's conviction being overturned. A decision will not be reached for several months, but his fans hope things work out in his favor.

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