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.
The imprisoned entertainer had argued that he should be free on bail while his appeal of his sexual assault conviction is pending
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.
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.