Results of Bill Cosby criminal inquiry to be announced

Results of Bill Cosby criminal inquiry to be announced

American stand-up comedian, actor, and author Bill Cosby will face an aggravated indecent assault charge.

Among the conditions for bail, the judge ordered Cosby to surrender his passport.

Cosby did not enter a plea. Cosby was then seen leaving the police station. Cosby has adamantly denied all of the allegations.

Steele, who said the count was a first-degree felony, added Cosby is expected to be arraigned later this afternoon.

CNN has reached out to Cosby's lawyers for comment.

The Pennsylvania criminal charge stems from allegations made by a former employee of Temple University in Philadelphia, who says the television legend assaulted her at his home in the suburb of Cheltenham in 2004. She also called Cosby a "narcissist" who missed cues that she's gay.

During an interview with People, Andrea Constand's attorney said that if Bill Cosby was arrested on the sexual assault allegations, her client would "fully cooperate" in the case.

She was the first person to publicly allege sexual assault by Cosby. At the time, prosecutors chose not to file charges. Montgomery County prosecutors say they will announce the results of a new investigation Wednesday at 10 a.m. Steele noted that Cosby has admitted giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

"Reopening this case was not a question".

"She feels that they believe her, and to any victim, that is foremost in your mind: Are people going to believe me", Troiani said. He said Constand was not upset when she left. After being rebuked, Cosby allegedly "urged" the former Temple staffer to "take pills" and to drink the wine provide.

Results of Bill Cosby criminal inquiry to be announced
Results of Bill Cosby criminal inquiry to be announced

Statutes of limitations have prevented most of the women who have accused the comedian of sexual assault from taking legal action.

Earlier this year, The Associated Press persuaded a judge to unseal documents from the Constand lawsuit, and they showed the long-married Cosby acknowledging a string of affairs and sexual encounters.

"The victim did not consent to any of these acts and reported that she was unable to move or speak and felt "frozen" and 'paralyzed'".

The case sets the stage for perhaps the biggest Hollywood celebrity trial of the mobile-all-the-time era and could send the 78-year-old Cosby to prison in the twilight of his life. It was the first time he has testified under oath since dozens of women have come forward with accusations in the past year.

In interviews, Buress said his intention to not to "out" Cosby, but to make a joke about Cosby's alleged hypocrisy.

Earlier this month, Cosby filed a defamation counter-suit against these women. Cosby said the women's accusations hurt his reputation so much that plans for a new family comedy on NBC were derailed. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault over the decades by many women whose stories are quite similar.

"I don't hear her say anything. I am not stopped". "I ask for your support of all of the victims involved".

After then Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor declined to charge Cosby in 2005, Constand settled her case with Cosby in 2006 on confidential terms. "I think Andrea is a liar and I know she's a liar because I was there". She said she may be able to depose Cosby again because of the criminal charges.

Mesereau said the details of the Constand deposition, viewed in context, don't prove Cosby sexually assaulted anybody.

"You can't just take snippets out of an interview and say this will get him convicted", he said.

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