Bill Cosby was released from prison after a Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned his sexual assault conviction, undoing one of the highest-profile prosecutions to emerge amid the “Me Too” movement.
In a 4-3 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that evidence used to secure Cosby’s 2018 conviction violated his due process rights after prosecutors subjected the actor and comedian to what the court said effectively amounted to a bait-and-switch.
Cosby left the prison in Phoenix, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon, not long after the decision became public.
“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence,” he said in a brief statement posted on Twitter later Wednesday.