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Court says no bail as Bill Cosby appeals sex assault conviction

/ 10:02 AM December 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction.

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In a Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. Image: AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File

The order from the court issued Friday does not elaborate on the decision.

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Cosby filed an appeal earlier this month saying that Pennsylvania trial Judge Steven O’Neill had a feud with a key pretrial witness, the former county prosecutor who declined to arrest Cosby a decade earlier. And they say his decision to let five other accusers testify among other alleged issues are grounds for a new trial.

A jury convicted the 81-year-old Cosby in April of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

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The legally blind comedian is housed in a new state prison about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from his Philadelphia-area estate. NVG

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