Bill Cosby has long been accused of sexual assault by as many as 55 women. Yesterday, charges were finally laid against the actor and comedian.
Cosby, 78, has been charged with aggravated indecent assault relating to an incident in 2004 in which he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in his home in Montgomery County near Philadelphia.
Yesterday, the Montgomery County District Attorney released a statement saying it would press charges against Cosby after conducting an investigation into the incident.
"A prosecutor’s job is to follow the evidence wherever it leads and whenever it comes to light,” said First Assistant District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, in the statement. “Upon examination of all of the evidence, today we are able to seek justice on behalf of Mr. Cosby’s victim.”
The charges were laid within the 12-year statute of limitations on criminal cases.
According to the statement, Cosby allegedly gave the victim "three blue pills", and proceeded to assault her. The victim did not consent and was "incapacitated" at the time of the attack.
Cosby was arraigned yesterday and posted the $1 million bail.
According to USA Today, Cosby's lawyers are saying the accusations are "all politics" and that the comedian is not guilty.