The hammer has finally fallen in the case of Bill Cosby versus the tons of women who claim he sexually assaulted them. And can I just say that it’s about time some criminal case slapped him upside the head?
Cosby was just charged with felony sexual assault after a former Temple University employee named Andrea Constand came forward to claim that he drugged and assaulted her in 2004.
Montgomery County authorities investigated the claims against the comedian at the time, but rejected the case claiming that there was a lack of evidence. She sued Cosby in 2005 and settled the case in 2006.
Now that more than 50 women have come forward to claim that Cosby committed similar acts, they have decided to reopen the case. The District Attorney said that the charges were based on new evidence. The D.A. said that Cosby gave Constand pills and wine and then assaulted her.
The D.A. says Cosby gave Constand pills and wine that rendered her unable to consent to sexual contact with Cosby … something the D.A. says she rejected twice in the past.
Under Pennsylvania’s 12-year statute of limitations for felony sex crimes, Ferman’s office had until January to file a case based on Constand’s claims.
If convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison.
It’ll be interesting to see how he makes this one go away….if he can at all. What do you think?
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