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Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal
Posted at 9:03 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 21:03:50-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers are arguing in a new appeals filing that it was “fundamentally unfair” to let prosecutors use Cosby's damaging deposition from a sex accuser's lawsuit against him at trial.

The filing made Tuesday largely focuses on what Cosby believes was a binding promise from a district attorney that he wouldn't be charged in the case. A spokeswoman for the Montgomery County district attorney's office isn't commenting but says prosecutors will file a response within a month.

The 83-year-old Cosby is serving a three- to 10-year prison term for three counts of felony sex assault.