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.
Mr. Cosby, convicted of sexual assault this year, has hired an unusual number of lawyers to defend him in his criminal case.
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.
Judge Steven T. O’Neill allowed five other women to testify at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, but no additional accusers will speak at the sentencing.
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.
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.