In Summary
  • The 82-year-old was found guilty in 2018 of assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion
  • A Pennsylvania judge sentenced the actor to a minimum three and a half years in prison
  • A dozen women who say they were victims of Cosby have filed civil suits against the actor

US comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving a three and a half year jail term, on Tuesday lost his appeal against his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago.

Cosby had appealed to Pennsylvania's Superior Court, which issued a 94-page ruling upholding his conviction. He could now take his case to the state's Supreme Court.

GUILTY VERDICT

"We are very pleased with today's Superior Court decision affirming the jury's guilty verdict ... as well as the sentence," district attorney Kevin Steele said in a statement.

"With this decision, it has been affirmed that no one is above the law."

The 82-year-old, who shattered racial barriers with his role as a dad and doctor on the hit TV series "The Cosby Show," (1984-1992), was found guilty in 2018 of assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion.

It was the first celebrity trial and first guilty verdict for sexual assault since the advent of the #MeToo movement.

A Pennsylvania judge sentenced the actor to a minimum three and a half years in prison on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

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