HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers will fight to overturn his sexual assault conviction Monday as the 82-year-old comedian serves a three- to 10-year prison term in Pennsylvania.
Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era. He insists the sexual encounter with a young woman seeking career advice was consensual.READ MORE: Fire Spreads To Three Homes On Kennedy Avenue In Perry South
A jury last year found Cosby drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004.
Defense lawyers contend the trial judge erred in letting five other accusers testify to bolster the prosecution’s case.READ MORE: Study Finds Pennsylvanians Love Their Hershey Bars On Halloween
The three-judge Superior Court panel includes two women jurists. The panel is not expected to rule for several months.
The decision will be closely watched by both sexual assault victims and lawyers for Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile men accused of similar misconduct.MORE NEWS: Vinyl Release Of The Late Mac Miller's 2014 Mixtape 'Faces' Sets Record
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