Bill Cosby’s Case is Officially Going to Trial
After months of allegations, investigations, and a preliminary trial, Bill Cosby will officially stand trial on charges of sexual assault.
A preliminary hearing to determine whether or not the prosecution had enough evidence to charge Cosby with criminal sexual assault, concluded on Tuesday. Jezebel reports the judge ruled in favor of proceeding with the criminal case after hearing testimony from Andrea Constand, “who alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her in 2004.”
In addition to rape and sexual assault, Cosby will faces charges of aggravated assault.
According to Jezebel, “Cosby settled a lawsuit with Constand for an undisclosed sum in 2006. It was during that lawsuit that Cosby acknowledged drugging women with quaaludes.”
Cosby’s defense team has made efforts to discredit the witness with attacks on her character insinuating she is an unreliable and motivated witness.
In addition to a criminal case Cosby still faces numerous defamation suits. Reports say he’s attempting to get his homeowners insurance to pay.
MSNBC reports his arraignment will take place July 20th.