Watch the Live Stream of Bill Cosby's Arraignment for Sexual Assault

Camille Cosby and inset with husband Bill

It marks the first criminal case involving Cosby, after many years of accusations.

Dozens of reporters converged on the modest district courthouse - tucked between small offices and a firehouse along Montgomery Avenue in Cheltenham Township - to witness what Cosby said and did as he faced aggravated indecent assault charges that came amid a torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America's Dad. He said it is unclear what type of pills Constand was given, but he noted that Cosby has admitted giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

Steele said in 2004, Cosby made two sexual advances that were rejected by Constand.

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania are set to announce whether Bill Cosby will be charged over an encounter with a woman 12 years ago.

"Cosby's lawyer declined to comment on the charge before the announcement".

"Reopening this case was not a question", he said.

Apatow has been a fierce critic of Cosby in light of the 50-plus who have come forward to accuse Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them over the past four decades. Her attorney, Dolores Troiani, welcomed the charges.

"I think that I'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them", he said in the excerpt, published by The New York Times.

Bill Cosby and wife Camille walk backstage during the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards
Getty Bill Cosby and wife Camille walk backstage during the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards

The actor is best known for playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the family patriarch in the TV sitcom "The Cosby Show", one of the country's highest-rated television shows in the 1980s.

He was a fatherly figure off camera as well, serving as a public moralist and public scold, urging young people to pull up their saggy trousers and start acting responsibly.

As Cosby walked into court, flanked by attorneys Brian McMonagle and Monique Pressley, he stumbled, but was steadied by the lawyers. New information is helping prosecutors press charges and bring justice to the victim who was once an employee of Temple Univversity.

Castor tried to make a comeback as district attorney in the November election but lost. That suit was settled in 2006.

Cosby has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by more than fifty other women, with the allegations dating as far back as 1969.

That opened the floodgates on even more allegations. "And there are a lot of women who describe this occurrence". I know [it's a woman's prison on the show], I don't give damn. Constand maintains she was semi-conscious after he gave her pills he said would relax her.

"I don't hear her say anything". I couldn't feel happier. "I hope this just isn't about Cosby". She went to police a year later.

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