Bill Cosby breaks silence as sexual assault conviction is overturned

Bill Cosby has spoken out to thank fans for their support after his sexual assault conviction was overturned.

The Cosby Show actor was released from prison on Wednesday after the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court sensationally decided to overturn his 2018 conviction for sexual assault following a highly-publicised trial. 

Hours after he reunited with his loved ones, Cosby tweeted for the first time as a free man and said: ‘I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.

‘Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law.’ 

He included a throwback photo of him throwing his fist in the air victoriously.

The 83-year-old was earlier pictured arriving at his home flanked by friends and flashing the peace sign at waiting photographers. However, the gravity of his release was felt as protesters made themselves present holding placards denouncing the court’s decision. 

In 2018, Cosby was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. 

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