Lawyers for Mr. Cosby, now in prison for sexual assault, had asked the trial judge to overturn the jury’s verdict based on a number of grounds.
Bill Cosby’s publicist also drew a comparison to accusations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the nominee to the Supreme Court.
As news of Bill Cosby’s prison sentence spread, accusers and others reacted to the verdict.
Camille Cosby told the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board in a letter that she views the judge who presided over her husband’s trial to be unethical.
The lawyers and Camille Cosby argued that the judge should have previously disclosed a feud he had with a key witness in the case.
Bill Cosby’s wife is one of many public figures who have used Till’s horrific killing as a synonym for injustice, sometimes in ways that stir up their own kind of anger.
In her first comments since Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault, Mrs. Cosby invoked Emmett Till and called for a criminal investigation of prosecutors.
Camille O. Cosby was deposed for five and a half hours on Tuesday in a defamation case filed by seven women in Massachusetts who accused the star of sexual assault.