The Hill.com By John Bowden Wed., June 26, 2019
Lawyers for Bill Cosby filed an appeal of his 2018 conviction on three counts of sexual assault on Tuesday, arguing that the comedian faced an unfair trial.
Law and Crime reported Tuesday that the 348-page appeal filed by Cosby’s attorneys argued that Cosby’s trial was tainted by the testimony of other women who accused him of sexual assault but were not related to the three charges on which he was convicted last year.
Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former employee with Temple University where Cosby had received an honorary degree that has since been rescinded.
He is behind bars after being sentence to three to 10 years in state prison by a judge last September.
The 81-year-old former star of “The Cosby Show” tweeted Tuesday that it was a “beautiful day” and thanked his “millions of supporters,” while including a picture of his attorney wheeling stacks of boxes containing his appeal into the courthouse.
“This is a beautiful day and it’s delicious. You’re seeing it as it was described to me by Mrs. Cosby — a photo showing the “Wheels Of Justice” delivering my appeal to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.”
“Thank you to my millions of supporters (the freedom fighters)…Thank you to my lawyers; thank you Sharp Shooter (Andrew); thank you to my family; and thank you to my Beautiful Bride, Mrs. Cosby… for these strong words, “America will be great when it fulfills the last four words of the revered Pledge of Allegiance…..”and justice for all,” Cosby wrote in a pair of tweets Tuesday.