A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that the star’s conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system.

Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Bill Cosby is escorted into the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Eagleville, Pa., after being sentenced to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Cosby is vowing to appeal his conviction as the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. He is serving time at a state prison in Montgomery County after his sentencing there Tuesday.

This image provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)
Accuser Andrea Constand reacts at a news conference after Bill Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Accuser Andrea Constand, left, reacts at a news conference with prosecutor Kristen Feden after Bill Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Judge Steven O’Neill has presided over the case for nearly three years. He says Cosby remains a potential danger to socity even though he is 81 and infirm. The judge says Cosby could still drug people to override their lack of consent to sexual activity.

Bill Cosby accuser Victoria Valentino, left, and friend Lisa Talmadge react after Bill Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
Bill Cosby accuser Victoria Valentino, left, and friend Lisa Talmadge react after Bill Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
Stacey Pinkerton, left and Chelan Lasha embrace during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown Pa., after Bill Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Defense lawyers had argued that Cosby be sentenced to home confinement over the 2004 assault.

Source: The Associated Press