PHILADELPHIA — TV-icon-turned-convicted sexual predator Bill Cosby is staying in prison for now.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected a request from Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
The order from the court issued Friday does not elaborate on the decision.
Cosby's latest team of defense lawyers filed an appeal earlier this month laying out a list of alleged "trial errors" as reasons why Cosby should get a new trial.
Among the reasons: They say trial Judge Steven O'Neill failed to disclose his alleged feud with a key pretrial witness, the former Montgomery County prosecutor who declined to arrest and prosecute Cosby a decade earlier.
Cosby's lawyers also complained about O'Neill's still unexplained decision to let five other Cosby accusers testify at his second trial, even though he allowed only one such accuser of an "uncharged crime" testify at Cosby's first trial.
A jury convicted the 81-year-old Cosby in April of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 at his nearby estate in suburban Philadelphia. The jury at his first trial in June 2017 deadlocked and O'Neill declared a mistrial.
Cosby also objects to his sentence of three to 10 years in prison, which he says did not meet state guidelines.
Cosby has been trying to get out of prison for months while his case moves through the appeals process, seeking the same bail and restrictions he had during the two years before his trials.
The legally blind comedian is housed in a new state prison about 20 miles from his estate.