Cosby To Appeal Conviction on Sexual Assault Case--lawyer

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Bill Cosby's lead defense attorney has said that he plans to appeal his conviction on three counts of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand a former Temple University.

Cosby, 80, was convicted Thursday by a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania jury of five women and seven men on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby has claimed his innocence throughout.

“We are very disappointed by the verdict,” Tom Mesereau, Cosby's lead defense lawyer said. “We don’t think Mr. Cosby is guilty of anything, and the fight is not over.”

Mesereau spoke outside the courtroom.

Prosecutors had asked that Cosby's bail be revoked but the Judge Steven O’Neill rejected it and Cosby left and was driven to his Pennsylvania home.

Constand said in January 2004, she lost consciousness in Cosby's home after he gave her three pills. She said when she woke up she found Cosby groping her and digitally penetrating her.

Cosby's defense said there was consensual sexual relations and that later Constand used it to force a large monetary settlement of $3.5 million in 2006.

Last year's trial had ended in a mistrial after a hung jury.

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