Bill Cosby applies for release on bail – dpa

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Philadelphia (dpa) – Former actor and comedian Bill Cosby, 81, convicted of sexual assault, struggles to get bail. On Wednesday, his lawyers filed a request.

In her opinion, Judge Steven T. O'Neill unnecessarily delays Cosby's possible appeal procedure because he takes too long to justify his first decision.

"A bail is appropriate given Mr Cosby's advanced age and the high likelihood that his conviction would not stand up to appeal," the lawyers argue in the motion published on Cosby's Facebook page.

Cosby was found guilty of sexual coercion on three counts and sentenced to three to ten years in prison in September. The exact sentence is still pending. In the United States, guilt and punishment are often announced separately. Cosby is in a high security prison in Pennsylvania. The case involved a 2004 case, with more than 60 women accusing Cosby of sexual assault.

Cosby had already complained about the circumstances surrounding his detention. He had in a Facebook posting his "political views" as a reason for the fact that he now "in a room made of steel and iron" sitting. He also compared his cell with those of "some of the greatest political prisoners" such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

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