Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

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MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers argued in an appeals filing Tuesday that it was "fundamentally unfair" to let prosecutors use Cosby's damaging deposition from a sex accuser's lawsuit against him at trial. Cosby believes he had a binding promise from a prosecutor that he could never be charged in the case, and said testimony from five other accusers about encounters that took place years — or even decades — earlier had improperly prejudiced the jury against him. A spokeswoman for the Montgomery County district attorney's office declined comment but said prosecutors would file a response in the coming month. Cosby, 83, is serving a three- to 10-year prison term after the jury in his 2018 sex assault trial convicted him of three counts of
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