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