Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction vacated by state court

Comedian Bill Cosby has been released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday vacated the indecent assault conviction against him.

The court’s decision upends the long-running legal battle against the once-beloved actor, whose conviction marked a major milestone in the #MeToo movement after he was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women stretching back decades.

In an 79-page opinion by the court, the justices found that Cosby’s due process rights were violated when he was charged for a 2004 assault after prosecutors previously told the comedian they wouldn’t bring criminal charges against him.

Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Conviction Overturned By Pennsylvania Court : NPR