Cosby, 83, is serving a prison sentence outside of Philadelphia for more than two years in prison outside of Philadelphia in 2004 for abusing a former Temple University employee with drugs and sexual violence at Cosby’s home.
Attorneys have been told they will appeal the case since the 2018 conviction, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in June has given him the opportunity to appeal two issues.
In the criminal case, the allegations consisted of allegations by Andrea Constand, a former employee of Temple who testified that he had treated Drugby with drugs. But Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill has allowed five other women, including supermodel Janice Dickinson, to testify that Cosby was incapacitated and abused in other cases.
Prosecutors say these witnesses to “past bad deeds” showed that Cosby had a pattern in his attacks. Cosby’s legal team argued that his testimony was old and different from the criminal charges and should not have been allowed in court.
In addition, during the trial, Cosby was involved in a civil lawsuit in which he admitted that he had acquired Quaaludes for women he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby’s attorneys argued that he only answered the deposit questions because Bruce Castor, the district attorney at the time, had promised never to prosecute on charges.
Both parties are expected to present their arguments in court on Tuesday, but a decision is not expected for months.