Wednesday morning, Bill Cosby was charged with sexual assault, more than a decade after a former Temple University employee told police the comedian drugged and violated her at his home near Philadelphia.
It’s the first criminal charges against Cosby over his conduct with women, which has received new scrutiny in the past year.
A former Temple University employee told police the comedian drugged and violated her at his home near Philadelphia.
The 78-year-old comedian previously said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with the woman.
Prosecutors reopened the case as new evidence was unsealed in the woman’s related civil case and dozens of women came forward with similar accusations. FYI: Statutes of limitation for this type of case is 12 years. Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault and was to be arraigned in the afternoon. Cosby’s camp has yet to comment. Story developing. [Associated Press]