And it might have stayed a closed matter had Cosby not embarked on a cross-country speaking tour in the mid-2000s, lambasting African-Americans on their lives and morals.
In part because he had become “a public moralist” while in the center of a sex scandal, a judge in 2015 ordered the release of previously sealed documents in the Constand civil case that included sections of Cosby’s depositions, in which he admitted, among other damning revelations, giving drugs to at least one woman prior to sex.
This was enough for the district attorney to revive criminal charges.
(Through his attorneys, Cosby has vehemently denied these allegations and has not been found guilty in a court of law.)Filed on December 30, 2015, two weeks before the 12-year Pennsylvania statute of limitations would have run out, Constand’s criminal case had become the focal point in the Bill Cosby scandal—in which many other Cosby accusers had come forward.
He admitted “fondling the victim’s breasts, digitally penetrating her vagina, and placing the victim’s hand on his penis for sexual gratification,” said Gianna. Constand, [he] made sure that she understood there was no ‘penile penetration’ involved.
Mc Hugh, at the end of the three-and-a-half-hour preliminary hearing, in which Cosby’s lawyers had argued that the case should be thrown out because of, among other things, inconsistencies in Constand’s testimony. They will document how it revived the situation comedy format and laid the groundwork for other comedy shows built around comedic personas, such as . ”The first call from police had come in to Montgomery County district attorney Bruce Castor Jr.’s office in early January 2005: “We have this report coming out of Canada that Bill Cosby was involved in an allegation in his house in Elkins Park,” Castor was told by local police chief John Norris.
Feeling “attacked,” Cosby said in his police interview, he couldn’t recall the name of the drug he had given Andrea, and he would have to look at the bottle.
According to the affidavit, he said that “he would write down the name of the medication and mail it to her,” which he never did.
It began with a young woman screaming in her sleep.
Andrea Constand, then 31, had left her job as director of operations of the women’s basketball team at Temple University, in Philadelphia, to return home outside of Toronto to live with her parents.