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.
The photographer Mark Makela documented Mr. Cosby’s nearly three-year journey to prison.
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.
Mr. Cosby was sentenced to serve three to 10 years for drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand. He has said he will appeal the conviction.
She said Mr. Cosby, 81, had a personality disorder that drove him to seek sex with nonconsenting partners, a depiction that the defense challenged.
The one-time rap mogul on Thursday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a 2015 case tied to the film “Straight Outta Compton.”
Mr. Cosby’s lawyer said the judge should have disclosed a prior conflict with a witness, but the judge said the assertion was “without merit.”
The judge who sentences him next week will confront a frail old man convicted of sexually assaulting one woman, but accused of abuse by many others.