A judge has ruled Bill Cosby will go to trial for the 2004 sexual assault charges that were brought up against him. Get those deets, plus the new shocking details that have emerged from his 2005 deposition inside….
Bill Cosby appeared before a judge at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania for his preliminary hearing for sexual assault charges brought against him recently. And the judge felt there was enough evidence for him to stand trial!
The 78-year-old comedian was brought up on felony sexual assault after former Temple University athletics employee Andrea Constand -- who is now a massage therapist in Canada -- accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004. He faces three counts of felony indecent assault.
This is the only case in which he has been charged after a multitude of women came forward claiming they were sexually assaulted by the famed comedian.
If convicted, Cosby could face up to 10-30 years in prison.
Along with his day in court, new details have surfaced in the former “Cosby” star’s deposition in Constand's civil lawsuit. While we already knew he admitted to drugging young women and models, he gives specific details on how he did it, including how a modeling agency would send him models on a weekly basis. He also admitted to drugging Constand.
FOX News reports:
The comic said that at one point in his career, the agency would provide “five or six” young women each week, according to depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 for a lawsuit.
Among other revelations made by Cosby under questioning by lawyers for Andrea Constand, who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2004, was the description of a 1976 encounter with a 19-year-old model named Therese Picking.
He said he gave Quaaludes to Picking, now called Therese Serignese.
“She became, in those days, what was called high,” Cosby said.
Constand’s lawyer asked whether Serignese gave consent for sex.
“I don’t know. How many years are we talking about? 197?” he said.
“I meet Ms. Picking in Las Vegas. She meets me backstage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex.”
Cosby said he paid off Serignese through his reps at William Morris to keep her quiet.
He admitted he needed to prevent at least one person from finding out.
In the deposition, Cosby admitted giving pills to Constand, then an employee at his alma mater, Temple University in Philadelphia.
“I don’t hear her say anything . . . And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection,” he said.
Cosby also recalled getting numerous models sent to him each week by an agency he didn’t name. He did not say when the encounters took place or identify any of the women.
He did, however, describe a woman, either 18 or 19, who came to his home in 2000 to talk about her acting career. He said he pulled out a bottle of lotion.
“On a later occasion, you had her masturbate you with lotion, did that ever happen?” Constrand’s lawyer asked.
“Yes,” he said.
“[She] used the lotion to rub your penis and make you ejaculate?” Cosby was asked.
“Bingo,” he replied.
Bingo? Really? Ugh.
It's not yet been announced when the trial will begin.