Bill Cosby has been arraigned on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania and will remain free on $1 million bail pending trial.
See footage of his arrival below.
Cosby will be fingerprinted at a police station near the Elkins Park courtroom. He did not have to enter a plea, and his next court hearing is Jan. 14. As previously reported, the arraignment was for a charge filed over a 2004 encounter in his home outside Philadelphia. Prosecutors say the comedian urged the former Temple University employee to take pills he had and to drink wine. Kevin Steele, Montgomery County’s first assistant district attorney, says the woman was paralyzed and unable to respond to his advances — and that Cosby committed aggravated indecent assault. The 78-year-old comedian said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with the woman. See the mixed reactions from Twitter users:
What Bill Cosby did was dead wrong. But there’s a difference between teaching someone a lesson and making a mockery of their legacy.
— ROZE GOLD (@RozayJanae) December 30, 2015
I don’t think Bill Cosby did it. — † (@shesvee) December 30, 2015
Am I the only one who thinks Bill Cosby is innocent?
— Steelers 10-0 (@king_says26) December 30, 2015
Bill Cosby is one day away from tweeting bible quotes. That’s how big a piece of shit he is.
— Kevin Ahmadi (@rayze1) December 30, 2015
How old is bill Cosby? Doubt he lives thru the trial. — mexicankles (@citazworld) December 30, 2015