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Bill Cosby's Bid For New Trial Rejected, Prompting Family's Accusations Of Bias

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Bill Cosby's bid for a new trial was thrown out Tuesday, prompting his wife, Camille to again ramp up her attacks on the ruling judge's integrity.

Cosby's trial judge rejected his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing after "an exhausting review" of post-trial motions, prompting Camille to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.

The judge's ruling Tuesday led Cosby's lawyers to file their appeal with the state Superior Court, the next step in trying to reverse his felony sex assault conviction.

Cosby is serving a three- to 10-year state prison term after a jury this year found he drugged and molested a woman in 2004.

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3-10 Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault

The defense wants the 81-year-old released on bail while he appeals over alleged trial errors.

Camille Cosby in a statement again insists Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill should have stepped down because his wife has advocated for sex assault victims. O'Neill has said that has no bearing on his work.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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