December 30, 2015


Bill Cosby Arraigned for Sexual Assault Charge, Bail Set at $1 Million

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UPDATE (3:30 PM ET): Cosby has been arraigned in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County District Court, and his bail has been set at $1 million.

Bill Cosby has been almost completely silent during—and seemingly legally untouched by—the ever-increasing rape accusations being leveled at him. To date, roughly 60 women have come forward stating that the now-78-year-old comedian and TV star sexually assaulted them at various points over the last few decades.

Now People reports that an arrest warrant has been issued for Cosby's alleged assault of onetime Temple University employee Andrea Constand. The attack is said to have happened in January 2004 at Cosby's Elkins Park, Penn. mansion.

"Obviously we appreciate the expression of confidence in her," Constand's attorney, Dolores Troiani, tells People about the decision for a warrant to be issued. "We'll have to see what happens. We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully."

The magazine notes that the statute of limitations for legal action will close its window in January. There's lots more, including the following:

"Cosby has previously said what happened between him and Constand was consensual, but in new court filings last summer Constand said she was in a relationship with a woman at the time. She also called Cosby a 'narcissist' who missed cues that she's gay."

Read People's complete, detailed story here; in July 2015, New York magazine published an expansive story with the firsthand stories of 35 of Cosby's alleged victims.