(NBC) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby's bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction.
Lawyers for Cosby, the first celebrity tried and convicted in the wake of the #MeToo movement, argued that the trial judge improperly allowed testimony from five other accusers.
The court, however, said the testimony showed a pattern of drugging and sexual assault.
The 82-year-old cosby is serving a 3-10 year prison term for the 2004 encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home.
He can now ask the state supreme court to consider his appeal.