Judge Refuses to Dismiss Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Case

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A judge in Pennsylvania has ruled not to dismiss the assault case against Bill Cosby. Cosby was arraigned in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, in December on aggravated indecent assault charges after former Temple employee Andrea Constand said Cosby drugged and assaulted her in January 2004.

Cosby’s legal team had requested the charges be dismissed, citing a former prosecutor’s promise not to go after him as reasoning. Judge Steven O’Neill denied this request, ensuring that Constand’s case will continue.

“Obviously Andrea was very upset yesterday with the manner in which Castor testified about her,” Constand’s lawyer told People. “We feel very vindicated and are convinced now that justice will prevail in a Montgomery County courtroom.” 

Constand is one of more than 35 women who say Cosby assaulted them.