Bill Cosby Charged in Andrea Constand Sexual Assault Case, Arrest Warrant Issued
Bill Cosby has a warrant out for his arrest for the alleged sexual assault and drugging of Andrea Constand, People reports. The official charge has been listed as aggravated indecent assault, which is a felony.
Andrea formerly worked at Temple University, and the 78-year-old comedian reportedly abused her at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion in January of 2004. A press conference took place on Wednesday (December 30) to confirm the news that he would be charged with a crime.
“Obviously we appreciate the expression of confidence in her,” Dolores Troiani, Andrea‘s lawyer, said of the news. “We’ll have to see what happens. We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully.”
Bill had always claimed the relations between them were consensual, and Andrea alleges that she was in a relationship with a woman at the time.
He has been accused of sexual assault by over 50 women. He faces 10 years in prison for this charge.
Watch video footage of the press conference, where it was confirmed he would be charged and arraigned in court later today.