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Bill Cosby’s Mugshot Released | Pleads “Not Guilty” & Bail Set at $1,000,000

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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Comedian Bill Cosby was arraigned yesterday afternoon with his bail was set at $1,000,000 and he was forced to surrender his passport.

As reported yesterday, he is being charged with sexual assault for an incident that happened in January 2004. The charge is coming just before the statute of limitations is up on the Andrea Constand case.

The arraignment was held on Wednesday (December 30) in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and Bill Cosby’s lawyers plead not guilty to the sexual assault charges.

ELKINS PARK, PA - DECEMBER 30: Bill Cosby is led from the Cheltenham Police Station after his arraignment at Montgomery County District Court on sexual assault charges December 30, 2015 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Cosby was arraigned at 2:30 p.m. before Magisterial District Judge Elizabeth McHugh charged with Aggravated Indecent Assault. Bail was set at $1 million under the condition that he surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim. Cosby was released after posting the required 10 percent of the bail, $100,000. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

ELKINS PARK, PA – DECEMBER 30: Bill Cosby is led from the Cheltenham Police Station after his arraignment at Montgomery County District Court on sexual assault charges December 30, 2015 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Cosby was arraigned at 2:30 p.m. before Magisterial District Judge Elizabeth McHugh charged with Aggravated Indecent Assault. Bail was set at $1 million under the condition that he surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim. Cosby was released after posting the required 10 percent of the bail, $100,000. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

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The 78-year-old comedian was escorted to the courts yesterday by his wife and his lawyer. The lawyer has since released a statement saying:

The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office came as no surprise. Filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA during which this case was made the focal point. Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.

A court date was set for January 14.

If convicted, Bill Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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Adesola is a BellaNaija editor and Voltron. Yes, things are that serious for her when it comes to BellaNaija.com.She's a lover of gist, novels, music and food. She's constantly trying not to take life for granted. She spends most of her time either keeping up with the world on the Internet or sharing some acquired knowledge about digital media.To communicate with her directly, you can hit her up on: Instagram - @adesola.au Twitter - @ThisConnectd

3 Comments

  1. OJ

    December 31, 2015 at 9:17 am

    She claimed he sexually assaulted her, but she kept on going to his place…..why did you keep going there in the first place, when you he;s a pig? I thought this case settled two yrs after in 2006…Ahaa, i see new lawyer wanting to make a name for himself and lots of dollars to be settled out of court!!!

  2. Tari

    December 31, 2015 at 9:54 am

    His wife is standing by him???
    I thought they said only Nigerian women do such?

  3. nnenne

    January 1, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law!

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