He did not have to enter a plea and was allowed to remain free on $1 million bail for another hearing January 14. Right now he’s on his way to the station to get fingerprinted and have his mug shot taken [UPDATE: Here’s Cosby’s mug shot].
“For many of my 29 clients who allege that they are victims of Bill Cosby, seeing him criminally charged and having to face a trial is the best Christmas present they have ever received”, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred told reporters in Los Angeles. He stumbled briefly on his short walk from a dark-coloured vehicle to the door.
Constand and Cosby eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount, but the district attorney in Montgomery County at the time decided not to press criminal charges.
In the video, Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist and urged listeners to conduct an Internet search about the allegations.
Constand, the former director of operations for the women’s basketball team, alleged that Cosby drugged and violated her in his Cheltenham mansion. “She does not say to me, ‘Don’t ever do that again.’…” She says she otherwise will not comment on the criminal case.
Comedian Bill Cosby appears on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley on April 15, 2012. A second did not pick up his phone. “Rather, reopening this case was our duty as law enforcement officers”, Steele said. That time will expire on this case early next year. The DA who originally failed to file those charges, he was running for office again, saying he would go after for Cosby if he were elected again.
The case was originally rejected in 2005, but has since been reopened after damaging testimony was unsealed in a related civil suit, involving dozens of other women who had accused Cosby of sexual misconduct.
He has previously said under oath he had a consensual sexual encounter with the woman. According to the Associated Press, Masten was allegedly assaulted in 1979 after Cosby gave her an alcoholic drink and then woke up naked and bruised in bed with the celebrity. If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years in jail.
She along with Constand is one of the few accusers whose alleged attack happened within the statute of limitations. Prosecutors are set to announce the results of their investigation Wednesday morning.
Castor tried to make a comeback as district attorney in the November election but lost. Attorneys for Constand said Wednesday that they had “the utmost confidence” in the prosecutor’s office.