Cosby’s Criminal Case Resumes After Court Rejects Appeal

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Though Bill Cosby tried to put a stop to his criminal case because of what he called "a decade-old deal not to prosecute him," his appeal was rejected by a Pennsylvania appeals court, and the trial will proceed. Cosby is on trial over a 2004 encounter with a then-Temple University employee. The woman says Cosby drugged and molested her at his home, but Cosby says it was consensual. Former prosecutor Bruce Castor had promised he would never prosecute Cosby, and urged him to testify. It was the release of that testimony last year that led a new prosecutor to arrest him.