Bill Cosby won the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction on the grounds that the comedian didn’t receive a fair trial.
It isn’t clear if Cosby will be freed on bond while his case is on appeal.
The 82-year-old is currently serving a 3 to 10-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand during a second trial in 2004. The jury in the first case deadlocked.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will review whether prosecutors were allowed to call five additional female accusers to testify against Cosby. And whether evidence was introduced that Cosby gave women quaaludes in the past.
According to Page Six, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine whether a prosecutor told Cosby he would never face criminal charges in Constand’s case after she accepted a large settlement payment from him.
Cosby’s previous request to be released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic was denied.