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Lawyers for Bill Cosby hit out at judge as they seek bail while he appeals

The veteran comedian is serving a prison sentence for sex assault.

Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby has renewed attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he again seeks bail while he appeals against his sex-assault conviction.

Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion with the state Superior Court.

They complain that Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill has not issued a post-trial opinion explaining key trial decisions in the seven months since Cosby’s conviction.

The defence needs the opinion to pursue Cosby’s appeals.

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby is seeking bail (Matt Rourke/AP)

There is no deadline for judges to file their opinions, and some spend many months on them in complex cases.

The motion accuses Mr O’Neill of harbouring a personal grudge against a defence witness.

Mr O’Neill’s office says he will not have a comment on the motion.

Cosby is serving a three- to 10-year prison term for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

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