The aggravated sexual assault case against Cosby Show patriarch Bill Cosby will proceed, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday.
Per The Associated Press, the judge dismissed Cosby’s claims that he had a deal that rendered him immune from charges brought against him.
Those charges, on which he was arraigned in December, related to a Jan. 2004 incident in which a woman alleges that the actor drugged and sexually assaulted her.
The woman, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, says the alleged assault took place at Cosby’s home in Cheltenham, Pa.
Cosby’s legal team had been working to get the case dismissed, claiming that years ago, the former Montgomery County district attorney had promised that the comedian would not be prosecuted for the incident.