The eighty–two-year old comedian is currently serving a three- to 10-year prison sentence at SCI Phoenix for sexual assault of multiple women.
Cosby's lawyers in his appeal said the suburban Philadelphia judge had improperly allowed the five women to testify at last year's retrial although he'd let just one woman testify at the first trial in 2017.
Montgomery County judge Steven O’Neill said in a post-trial memo that the testimonies of the five additional women revealed “chilling similarities” that shows the disgraced comedian had a “signature” pattern of sexual assault. “Here, the (prior bad act) evidence established appellant’s unique sexual assault playbook,” the Superior Court stated, adding that “no two events will ever be identical.”
Cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the #MeToo era and can now ask the state Supreme Court to consider his appeal if he wishes.