US actor Bill Cosby, who is serving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence, appealed a verdict on Tuesday that found him guilty of sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago.
The call “is an important step in ensuring Mr. Cosby receives a hearing from a fair and impartial court,” said actor spokesman Andrew Wyatt.
“The Constitution guarantees this right to Mr. Cosby – and to every American – and he looks forward to seeing justice delivered on appeal,” he added in a statement.
Bill Cosby, 81, formerly adulated and considered the embodiment of the ideal father, was convicted in April 2018 by a Pennsylvania judge of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, 46 years old today.
His conviction was a milestone for #MeToo and Time’s Up, even though Bill Cosby was indicted two years before the Harvey Weinstein affair.
Five years ago, Bill Cosby was considered one of the most prominent figures in the United States, one of the first black actors to be successful, but also a tireless advocate of black emancipation.
Since then, dozens of women have publicly accused him of having sexually assaulted them, the prescribed facts except in the case of Ms. Constand, the only one that has given rise to criminal prosecution.