May 24, 2016
The long-brewing Cosby scandal hit a crucial juncture today when a Pennsylvania judge said that there is enough evidence against the TV superstar to move ahead with a trial, reports CNN.
Though dogged by accusations from dozens of women, including model Beverly Johnson, the trial will focus on three counts of felony assault against just one woman — Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who filed a case against Cosby in 2004. As the other women have stated, Constand alleges that Cosby drugged her before assaulting her. Cosby’s lawyers say the case is faulty and built on hearsay from over a decade ago.
Cosby, now 78 and visually impaired, was shown being guided to and from the courtroom by an assistant and reportedly listening intently in the court room. The former “Cosby Show” and “I Spy” star could face up to 10 years if convicted. His next court date is July 20.
TELL US: With a judge now seeing fit to hold trial, does this change your opinion on Cosby’s guilt or innocence? How do you think this will end?