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Bill Cosby to Stand Trial for Allegedly Drugging and Assaulting a Woman

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NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 24: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves a preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges on May 24, 2016 in at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Enough evidence was found to proceed with a trial, a Pennsylvania judge ruled. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA – MAY 24: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves a preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges on May 24, 2016 in at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Enough evidence was found to proceed with a trial, a Pennsylvania judge ruled. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

One of the world’s most popular entertainers and an iconic TV family Man, Bill Cosby, will be facing trial in Pennsylvania for allegedly assaulting a woman, Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater Temple University, whom he acted as a mentor to.

Back in December, Bill Cosby was charged with three counts of felony indecent assault and may face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Some of those charges date back to 2004, when prosecutors say Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea.

According to CNN, the decision to go to trial was made by Judge Elizabeth A. McHugh who ruled on Tuesday, May 24th 2016. Since the news broke in December, 78-year-old Cosby denied the charges and his legal team spent the last five months trying to have the charges dismissed.

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting throughout his decades long career. But Constand was the first to come forward. She reported the alleged assault when it first happened, but charges were never brought. New evidence and new accusations eventually came to light and a newly elected prosecutor, Kevin Steele, filed charges in December after making Cosby a campaign issue.

Cosby is due back in court on July 20.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain

2 Comments

  1. Emmanuel

    May 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Humans have different personalities. You can be a funny and homely family tv star and yet be allegedly a rapist…

  2. exayvia

    May 25, 2016 at 3:51 am

    I am really disappointed that Bill could have done such a thing. He used to be my childhood comedian. Too bad

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