Bill Cosby returns to his home from the prison after the court rescinded sexual assault judgment
Bill Cosby, an American stand-up comedian well-known for ‘The Cosby Show,’ was arrested based on the sexual assault allegations and majorly because of the #metoo movement. On 30th of the June, Wednesday, he was released from the prison as Pennsylvania’s Highcourt reversed his sexual assault conviction.
As soon as he was released from prison, he didn’t answer reporters’ questions instead smiled at them.
After some time, around 3:38 p.m., he tweets on Twitter, saying, “ I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence. Thank you to all my fans, supporter, and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby”
Cosby is one of those actors and writers who had an active career for more than five decades. With his first debut on television of a comic show, ‘The Cosby Show,” he was popularly recognized as ‘American Dad’ as he portrayed Cliff Huxtable’s character in his performance. Later, he produced many sitcoms from 1987 to 2004.
He is married to Camille Hanks in 1964 and had five children.
In the initial months of 2018, the #metoo movement was started, a social campaign where people can put or publicize allegations against people if they were sexually harassed or abused by them.
Cosby was accused of drug-facilitated assault, sexual misconduct, child sexual abuse, rape, and sexual battery. In 2014, Hannibal Buress, a comedian, talked about the sexual behavior of Cosby in his show, which went viral and also made the victims or a pretty few women initiate and talk about what they had faced.
The supposed incidents were from 1965 to 2008 across a Canadian province and ten states of the US. He ignored the allegations against him and used to say that he doesn’t want to talk about it.
While looking at the pieces of evidence, he agreed that he used an illegal sedative while having casual sex with young women and admitted that it was unlawful.
Looking at the investigations and evidence, he was sentenced to prison on September 25th of 2018; The punishment was that it’d be three to ten years in state prison and a fine of $25,000. Later, he was shifted to the general population from administrative segregation.
Recently, on Wednesday, June 30th of 2021, Cosby’s case judgment was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The court looked at how his due process rights were snatched from him. In addition to this, he had paid a fine as he had admitted his crime of using sedatives.
“In light of these circumstances, the subsequent decision by successor D.A.s to prosecute Cosby violated Cosby’s due process rights,” quotes the judge.
That’s how Cosby ended his three-year period in prison on 30th June 2021.