After Cosby’s release: “This decision is worrying”

After Cosby’s release: “This decision is worrying”

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After Cosby’s release: “This decision is worrying”

NAfter the surprise release of the American entertainer Bill Cosby, who was convicted of sexual assault, his victim Andrea Constand fears for the trust of many women in the legal system. “The decision to go with Bill Cosby is not only disappointing, but also worrying. It could prevent many from reporting sexual assault in the future or helping to prosecute the perpetrators, “the sports manager announced through her lawyers on Wednesday.

Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison in 2018 for drugging and sexually abusing Constand in his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home in 2004. The state Supreme Court unexpectedly ordered the eighty-three-year-old’s release from prison on Wednesday. Since a former prosecutor had promised the actor and comedian, long known as “America’s Dad”, in 2005 that he would not prosecute him in return for a testimony in a civil case, the 2018 verdict was invalid.

“The court overturned the judgment for technical reasons. But it did not defend Bill Cosby’s behavior, ”said Californian suffragette Gloria Allred, who represents more than 30 alleged victims, a few hours after her release. In addition to Constand, Cosby is said to have sexually abused at least 60 other women.

Hollywood too let outrage over the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court’s decision. Rosanna Arquette, who allegedly was abused by Harvey Weinstein, recalled the #MeToo movement on Twitter, Debra Messing expressed her condolences to Cosby’s victims. The lawyers of the fallen Hollywood mogul Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape and sexual abuse, said that a positive decision could also be expected after her appeal in court in New York.