Bill Cosby To Stand Trial Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial over allegations of sexual assault.
The Cosby Show Actor, 78, arrived at Montogomery County Court overnight for a preliminary hearing on accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.
He is now facing three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Two years ago, no one cared about this very case and Bill Cosby had an NBC show and Netflix special coming. https://t.co/bvIVNzZLeJ— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) May 24, 2016
Cosby has denied the allegations and insists that the sexual contact between them had been consensual.
The lawyers that Cosby is using have attempted on a number of occasions to delay the start of the case. They were previously denied a motion to halt the preliminary hearing after documents were submitted to get the court to review a previous decision a lower court had made.
BREAKING: Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania felony sex-assault case stemming from 2004 encounter.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 24, 2016
Cosby Lawyers said ''The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county's DA during which this case was made the focal point.
"Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge."