Cosby argues for new trial, says he was stripped of presumption of innocence

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse on the first day of sentencing in his sexual assault trial on September 24, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
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Among the issues challenged in the appeal: five other accusers who were allowed to testify.

Cosby’s lawyers argue the 83-year-old was stripped of the presumption of innocence as he was “forced to defend a half-dozen mini-trials involving antiquated claims of sexual misconduct along with the general narrative he took advantage of countless young women in the 1970s.”

Prosecutors have 30 days to file a response.

Cosby has been in SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County since September 2018 on a three- to 10-year sentence.