American comedian and actor, Bill Cosby is set to be released from prison after Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 30, overturned his sexual assault conviction.
“Cosby’s convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated, and he is discharged,” the Pennsylvania Supreme Court wrote in a 79-page ruling.
According to reports by the New York Post, the highest court in state overturned Cosby’s conviction after it was discovered that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented the 83-year-old from being charged in the case.
Cosby had been convicted of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, in 2004.
During the trial, she said: “Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.”
He was, however, convicted and sentenced to prison in 2018 at his second trial — after a first trial ended in a hung jury.
The 83-year-old, who had also served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia, vowed to serve all 10 years rather than admit any remorse over the encounter with his accuser.