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Bill Cosby‘s appeal of his 2018 conviction for sexual assault has been accepted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. That could possibly lead to the imprisoned and disgraced comedian’s conviction ultimately being overturned. Cosby’s right-hand man Andrew Wyatt confirmed the news to USA Today on Tuesday afternoon.

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“As we have all stated, the false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him — it’s about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America,” Wyatt said. “We’re extremely thankful to our attorneys for their tenacious efforts in fighting for the vindication of Mr. Cosby.”

Cosby, 82, is currently serving three to 10 years after being convicted of sexual assault in 2018. Most recently, Cosby’s lawyers were preparing to file a motion to have him released from SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, after at least one prison guard in his facility reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

Cosby had also been trying to secure his release from prison over coronavirus concerns. His age alone makes him vulnerable, not to mention how the virus has flourished in the American prison system. Ten percent of Pennsylvania’s total prison population is geriatric. If anyone in that group contracts the virus, those prisoners would have to be sent to already over-stressed medical facilities, which are often in rural areas.

“Without immediate action, jails and prisons will be the epicenter of the pandemic,” said Nyssa Taylor, policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.





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