Supreme Court rejects appeal of Bill Cosby's overturned conviction
Why it matters: Cosby had been sentenced to 3–10 years in prison for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 before his conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
- Cosby was one of the first celebrities convicted of sexual assault in the #MeToo era.
The big picture: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in June that an agreement he struck to provide testimony in a civil lawsuit in 2005 and 2006 should have given him immunity in the case.
- Cosby, who has been accused of sexual misconduct or rape by more than 60 women, was released from prison last year.
- Prosecutors asked the Supreme Court to review the ruling that led to Cosby's conviction being overturned and the origins of the testimonial agreement.
- The Supreme Court rejected the appeal and many others without commentary.
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