Bill Cosby’s legal battle over allegations of drugging and molesting a woman in his home in Pennsylvania more than a decade ago has taken a negative turn as his attempt to get the case tossed was rejected by the state’s superior court.
Referencing The Philadelphia Inquirer, which broke news of the Pennsylvania’s Superior Court’s ruling, The Huffington Post reports the court’s panel of judges declined to hear Cosby’s case on Monday after a lower court had rejected the comedian’s claim. Cosby’s argument centered on a previous district attorney granting him immunity in an unwritten deal.
“We do not believe the defense had a right to appeal at this stage and we are gratified that court came to the same conclusion,” Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a statement.
As a result of the court’s ruling, the higher court will not be able to hear Cosby’s appeal. With that, the embattled comedian must face an aggravated indecent assault charge, the Post noted, adding that the entertainer is looking at a 10-year sentence if he’s convicted.