bill cosby victim sexual assault

In case you missed it, scandal plagued former-family-favorite Bill Cosby was charged earlier today with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

And, in true Bill Cosby style, the 78-year-old appears to think that he’s actually the REAL victim, when it comes to this whole icky sexual assault case nonsense.

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As Popdust previously reported, at least 43 women have come forward in the past year, leveling accusations against Cosby of rape or unwanted sexual contact—all with eerily similar stories.

Cosby has denied all of the women’s claims, and insists he is innocent of any wrongdoing—even going so far as to sue seven of his alleged victims, claiming they made “malicious, opportunistic, and false and defamatory accusations” against him.

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So, it’s really no surprise that just minutes after he was arraigned in a Pennsylvania court, and forced to face charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a former Temple University employee over a decade ago, the comedian came out fighting—insisting he’s being used as a political pawn by a desperate, and politically motivated DA.

"The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county's DA during which this case was made the focal point,” Cosby’s attorney asserted to reporters outside of court Wednesday.

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“Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law."

The alleged incident in question happened back in January 2004 at Cosby's house in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, and involved a woman, then age 30, named Andrea Constand.

According to the criminal complaint that was filed today, Constand “considered Cosby, thirty-seven years her senior, to be a mentor, and described instances in which he invited her to his home for dinner, invited her to restaurants, invited her to events, introduced her to people, and provided her with guidance and career advice."

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Constand claims that after rejecting a barrage of advances made by Cosby, he subsequently drugged and sexually assaulted her—she reported the alleged attack to cops, but the then-Montgomery County prosecutor determined that charges weren’t warranted.

After criminal recourse was denied, Constand took her case to civil court, filing a lawsuit against Cosby, which he eventually settled for an undisclosed amount—during the proceedings, Cosby was deposed, leading to four days of intense questioning by Constand’s attorney.

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The deposition was sealed, because both parties signed a confidentiality agreement as part of the settlement, however, the documents became public earlier this year following a request by the Associated Press.

What was included in that deposition is pretty damn creepy and sickening—including sworn statements from 13 other women, supporting Constand, and claiming they too had been sexually assaulted by the comedian—in addition to Cosby admitting he had drugged Constand prior to sex, and his claim that offering girls Quaaludes is just like offering them a drink.

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He also testified to several sexual interludes with young women, including a 19-year-old model who masturbated him with lotion, and, admitted to seducing another lucky lady by pretending to be concerned over her dad’s cancer diagnosis.

The charges filed today are all second-degree felonies, and each carry a possible sentence of 5-10 years in prison—bail was set at $1 million and Cosby was ordered to hand over his passport.

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