Bill Cosby expected to be charged in 2004 sexual assault case

Bill Cosby expected to be charged in 2004 sexual assault case

The 78-year-old comedian will appear in court Wednesday afternoon to face indecent assault charges from a 2004 incident.

The TV star acknowledged under oath a decade ago that he had sexual contact with the woman, but he said it was consensual.

"Bill Cosby has spent his life attempting to silence the women he has assaulted with threats, lawsuits and money", Apatow wrote on Twitter. Steele urged them to come forward.

Days before the statute of limitations is set to run out, an arrest warrant has been issued for Bill Cosbyon charges of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand in 2004, according to PEOPLE magazine. She filed a civil lawsuit against Cosby in 2005 with allegations that mirror those in the criminal case.

Since comedian Hannibal Buress brought up these allegations in a stand-up performance in October 2014, over 40 other women have claimed that they were drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby. Cosby has long denied the accusations.

Bill Cosby is best known for playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the father in the long-running American television program, "The Cosby Show". "The victim lay down... and Cosby positioned himself behind her. Cosby then fondled the victim's breasts, put his hands inside her trousers, and penetrated her vagina with his fingers", prosecutors said. 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.

"I don't hear her say anything". "And there are a lot of women who describe this occurrence". She went to police a year later.

"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, '" prosecutors said.

Constand's lawyer has said Constand is gay and was dating a woman around the time she met Cosby in the early 2000s. "It does add a creepy subtext and a shadow of tremendous moral weight that will inevitably be brought up each time his name is evoked".

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