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Comedian Bill Cosby is certainly not getting out of prison anytime soon as his latest appeal to overturn his prison sentence has officially been rejected. The actor's legal team tried to put an appeal to overturn his conviction back in October 2018, a Pennsylvania court officially denied his bid on Tuesday and affirmed his conviction for three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
According to NBC News, his lawyers' main argument was that Cosby's five accusers and their testimonies were "strikingly different" to that of Andrea Constand. However, the state's Superior Court ultimately ruled, among other things, that Judge Steven O'Neill was correct in letting everyone share their accounts.
"There were multiple prior sexual assaults, not merely one, and all of those prior assaults evidenced the same, signature pattern of misconduct," the appeals court said. It's been less than two weeks since Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault. Now, the 81-year-old actor is trying to avoid time behind bars.
According to NBC News, Cosby's lawyers have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn his conviction, arguing there were flaws in Cosby's case.
Cosby received his sentence on Sept. 25, 2018. In addition to spending time behind bars and being labeled as a sexually violent predator, Cosby was forced to pay $25,000 and the cost of prosecution within the first 12 months. The actor is being held in total confinement at the State Correctional Institution Phoenix in Pennsylvania. He's also been ordered to take a sex offenders program.
Cosby was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand in 2004. He has denied any wrongdoing.