Covering Cosby? Connect with UMW psychological trauma expert Laura WilsonJune 30, 20211 min read
It’s news that has everyone shocked. Bill Cosby is getting out of jail and will be a free man.
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court vacated the sexual assault conviction of Bill Cosby on Wednesday and ordered his release from prison after finding that he was denied protection against self-incrimination.
The court said that a prosecutor's decision not to charge Cosby, 83, opened the door for him to speak freely in a lawsuit against him — and that testimony was key in his conviction years later by another prosecutor.
Cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004, and was serving a three- to 10-year sentence. He has served two years of the sentence.
The state Supreme Court said Cosby cannot be retried on the same charges. June 30 – NBC News
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University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of Psychological Science Laura C. Wilson has provided sought-after commentary to The Washington Post, NPR, Reuters, Huffington Post, NBC, The Atlantic and more on the psychological trauma experienced by survivors of rape and sexual assault, as well as mass shootings.
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Dr. Wilson focuses on post-trauma functioning, particularly in survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma