Bill Cosby to Stand Trial in Pennsylvania for Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby Stands TrialBad news came down today from a Pennsylvania judge, who has ordered the 7-year-old to stand trial for a 2005 sexual assault complaint, after ruling that there was enough evidence for the entertainer to be criminally tried.

Cosby’s accuser, Andrea Constand, alleges that he drugged and assaulted her, and originally filed a complaint saying so back in ’05. The result was Cosby and Constand settling out of court, with the comedian not being officially charged. Cosby’s questionable past was thrust back into the spotlight in 2014, after comedian Hannibal Burress’ jokes calling him a rapist went viral, subsequently leading to more and more accusers coming forward.

Cosby’s deposition that took place during the investigation into Constand’s complaint were unsealed and shed an alarming new light on the beloved actor. During the depo, he admitted to a number of disturbing actions like keeping quaaludes onhand to give offer out the way others would a drink, landing in a consensual gray area before having sex with Constand and being sent “five or six” models every week by an agency, one of whom may have been 17 at the time of their sexual encounter.

You can read an excerpt of the deposition between Cosby and Constand’s  lawyer Dolores Troiani that took place in 2005 and 2006, obtained by Associated Press, below:

On the night in question:

Q: Can you tell me … what you recall of the night in which you gave the pills to Andrea?

A: Andrea came to the house. I called her. … We talked about Temple University. We talked about her position. And then I went upstairs and I got three pills. I brought them down. They are the equivalent of one and a half. The reason why I gave them and offered them to Andrea, which she took after examining them, was because she was talking about stress.
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Cosby describes a several-minute sexual encounter that followed.

Q: So, you’re not telling us that you verbally asked her for permission?

A: I didn’t say it verbally, I said. The action is my hand on her midriff, which is skin. I’m not lifting any clothing up. This is, I don’t remember fully what it is, but it’s there and I can feel. I got her skin and it’s just above the hand and it’s just above where you can go under the pants.

Q: Then what happens?

A: I don’t hear her say anything. And I don’t feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped.

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