A judge has ruled Bill Cosby will go to trial for the 2004 sexual assault charges that were brought up against him. Comedian, Bill Cosby appeared before a judge at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania for his preliminary hearing for sexual assault charges that were brought against him recently. And the judge felt there was enough evidence for him to stand trial.
Cosby’s attorney Brian McMonagle addressed the judge’s decision in a statement provided to ABC News.
“Today, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 12 years after the alleged incident in question, the Commonwealth had an opportunity to put the complaining witness on the stand but refused. After hearing the weak, inconsistent and incredible evidence presented, it is clear why the prosecution did not allow its witness to speak and be confronted by the person she has accused,” he said. “Instead, they chose to rely on an 11 year old hearsay statement from that witness, riddled with numerous corrections and inconsistencies.”
“Through the complainant’s own written statements, admitted in court, the fact of multiple consensual sexual interactions was established,” he continued. “As was the fact that the complainant communicated with, returned to the home of, had dinner with and gave gifts to Mr. Cosby after the alleged assault occurred.”
Court papers revealed Bill Cosby admitted to plying teens with booze and drugs before having sex with them, and to having girls regularly dispatched to him by a modeling agency, newly unearthed court papers show.
The admissions in the 2005 and 2006 depositions were revealed on Monday, one day before Cosby, 78, was scheduled to be in court for a preliminary hearing for the sexual-assault case involving the claims made by Andrea Constand, now 43.
In the deposition, Cosby admitted giving pills to Constand, then an employee at his alma mater, Temple University in Philadelphia.
“I don’t hear her say anything . . . And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection,” he said.
Cosby also recalled getting numerous models sent to him each week by an agency he didn’t name. He did not say when the encounters took place or identify any of the women.
He did, however, describe a woman, either 18 or 19, who came to his home in 2000 to talk about her acting career. He said he pulled out a bottle of lotion.
“On a later occasion, you had her masturbate you with lotion, did that ever happen?” Constrand’s lawyer asked.
“Yes,” he said.