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Cosby asks Supreme Court not to revive sexual assault case

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Posted at 6:31 PM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 18:31:53-05

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a bid by Pennsylvania prosecutors to revive his criminal sex assault case.

The 84-year-old Cosby has been free since June.

That's when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his conviction and released him from prison.

The state's highest court found that Cosby believed he had a nonprosecution agreement with a former district attorney when he gave damaging testimony that later led to his arrest.

Prosecutors say there's no evidence of a binding immunity agreement.

"This decision as it stands will have far-reaching negative consequences beyond Montgomery County and Pennsylvania," said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.

Cosby lawyer Jennifer Bonjean in Monday's brief says the case rests on a narrow set of facts that should not interest the Supreme Court.