Bill Cosby's Legal Team Aiming To Overturn Prison Sentence
Less than a month into his three-10 year sentence, lawyers for disgraced comedian Bill Cosby are vying to have his sexual assault conviction overturned. The Puddin’ Pop pusher’s defense team filed a motion in Pennsylvania state court as part of their strategy to get the 81-year-old released from jail. They argue that Judge Steven O’Neill made mistakes and should be removed from the case. "The defendant, William H. Cosby, Jr., moves this Court for a new trial in the interest of justice, or at least for reconsideration and modification of the sentence imposed on September 25, 2018," the motion says, according to Deadline. They claim Judge O’Neill shouldn’t have referred to Cosby as a "sexually violent predator" who should be sentenced to prison. (State law defines a sexually violent predator as someone suffering from a "mental abnormality" or personality disorder that will likely cause them to strike again). His team also claims that O’Neill stumbled again when he considered the testimony of five other accusers during the sentencing portion of the trial.