Bill Cosby, who garnered the name America’s Dad due to his role in the well-known family sitcom the Cosby Show, can now be released from prison after the Pennsylvania supreme court overturned his conviction involving sexual assault.
Cosby who is 83-years-old has spent a little more than two years behind bars serving a three-to-ten year prison sentence after he was found guilty of a 2004 sexual allegation by Andrea Constand.
On Wednesday the 7-member Pennsylvania Supreme Court who overthrew Cosby’s conviction stated, in 2018, he had been denied a fair trial.
The prosecution was accused of providing inadequate evidence about Cosby’s conduct which also included Cosby’s previous recollection given during a deposition for a civil suit pertaining to giving women drugs and alcohol before they had sexual contact.
In December, Cosbys Attroney Jennifer Bonjean told the court innocent until proven guilty did not exist for him.
Cosby’s conviction also came at the height of the well-known #Metoo movement.
He was the first high-profile celebrity to be tried and convicted during the era but today he is able to walk away free.