A group of media organizations, including The New York Times, asked the court to unseal the records regarding the actor’s case, citing a need for more transparency.
Mr. Cosby’s lawyers had challenged his conviction on 11 grounds, including that the judge allowed five additional women to testify. The appeal will proceed in a higher court.
Lawyers for the entertainer said that the trial judge is taking too long to issue an opinion that explains his decision making.
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.