Bill Cosby will remain a free man after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to consider reinstating the comedian’s sexual assault conviction.
The high court rejected a bid from Pennsylvania prosecutors to hear the case, NBC News reported. Instead, the court decided to leave in place the opinion by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court that overturned Cosby’s sexual assault conviction in June 2021.
“On behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Cosby and the Cosby family, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the justices of the United States Supreme Court for following the rules of law and protecting the Constitutional Rights of ALL American Citizens of these United States,” Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Bill Cosby, said in a statement provided to the media.
“This is truly a victory for Mr. Cosby but it shows that cheating will never get you far in life and the corruption that lies within Montgomery County District’s Attorney Office has been brought to the center stage of the world. Thank you very much,” he continued.
As previously reported, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court decided in June to overturn the 84-year-old’s 2018 conviction for aggravated indecent assault saying prosecutors committed misconduct when they tried the case.
A Pennsylvania jury found Cosby guilty on April 26, 2018, of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.