Thursday, April 18, 2024

Bill Cosby Decision Day: Arraignment Today– Arrest Warrant Issued in 2004 Sex Assault Case


Update: Bill Cosby will be arraigned later today in Pennsylvania after his official arrest. He committed aggravated indecent assault, says District Attorney.

An arrest warrant has been issued for entertainer Bill Cosby for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004, according to People magazine.

A press conference is imminent.

If Cosby is arrested and arraigned it will bring some satisfaction to the dozens of women who’ve come forward in the last year or more. The formerly beloved comedian has turned out to be a Jekyll and Hyde who has just about a life long history of drugging and assaulting women. Their stories by now are well known.

It’s a very sad ending to what was a heralded life and career for Cosby. He became a role model and educator, a paragon of virtue as a family man and father. For his long time fans, Cosby’s implosion came as a shock.

More to come…

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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