Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Andrea Constand

Bill Cosby Ordered to Stand Trial for Alleged 2004 Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby will stand trial for an alleged 2004 sexual assault, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Tuesday.

The case in question involves an 11-year-old incident at Cosby’s home in Cheltenham, Pa., where a woman named Andrea Constand says the former Cosby Show patriarch drugged and sexually assaulted her.

Per the Associated Press, Cosby could get 10 years in prison “if convicted of violating the accuser while she was impaired, unconscious or could not give consent.”

In December, the comedian was charged with aggravated indecent assault, also known as felony sexual assault. Constand claims that Cosby pressured her to take three blue pills with wine, then took advantage of her on his couch.

Cosby maintains that the incident with Constand was consensual.

Constand’s is the only criminal case being brought against Cosby, though more than 50 women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct over the past three decades, and various other lawsuits have been brought against him in other states. In February, a judge dismissed Cosby’s claims that he’d secured a deal rendering him immune from criminal charges in the Constand case. The comedian has been free on $1 million bail since his arrest.

Cosby’s arraignment date is set for July 20.

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7 Comments
  1. Sam says:

    This is great, but good luck getting an impartial jury.

  2. GraceM says:

    The question is if he’s found guilty, will he do actual jail time?

  3. Et al. says:

    Has Ryan Murphy cast the role of Bill Cosby yet?

  4. michael says:

    American Crime Story: The People vs. Bill Cosby