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Bill Cosby Charged With Felony Sexual Assault Of Andrea Constand, Faces 10 Year Prison Sentence (VIDEO)

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Bill Cosby Charged Arrested

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Bill Cosby Charged Arrested

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Bill Cosby was charged with felony aggravated indecent assault by authorities in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. The charge stems from a January 2004 incident in which he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. If convicted, the comedian faces up to 10 years in prison. Watch the full press conference below.

Constand filed a lawsuit against Cosby at the time of the molestation, and his 2005 deposition about the event was unsealed this past summer. In the testimony, he denied the allegations, maintaining that the two engaged in consensual sex and he only gave her Benadryl. The comedian, however, did admit to offering to pay for Constand to go back to school if she agreed not to talk about the situation.

First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele announced in a press conference that there’s “no question” Cosby provided Constand will pills, alcohol and then penetrated her without consent.

Constand, who revealed in her deposition that she’s gay and was in a relationship with a woman at the time Cosby attacked her, further explained in the filing that she rejected the comedian’s sexual advances. Using information from the deposition, the D.A. now felt there was sufficient evidence to charge Cosby with indecent aggravated assault, for which the 12-year statue of limitations was due to run out in just a few weeks.

As Gossip Cop has reported, more than 50 women have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. The comedian has denied all of these allegations, and has even filed defamation lawsuits against his accusers. Many of the victims filed defamation countersuits in response to Cosby calling them liars.

The comedian, who has yet to comment on the charge, will be arraigned later on Wednesday, and Gossip Cop will have updates. NOTE: The video is no longer available.

 


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