Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

The lawyer for a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004 is praising a prosecutor for filing a criminal charge against the comedian.

Dolores Troiani says Andrea Constand appreciates the consideration and courtesy that investigators have shown in the reopened case. Troiani also says she and her client “have the utmost confidence” in the law enforcement team now handling the case. She says she otherwise will not comment on the criminal case.

Cosby is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on a sexual assault charge.

A message left with one of Cosby’s civil attorneys was not immediately returned. A second did not pick up his phone. A third attorney expected to represent him in the criminal case did not return a message.

The 78-year-old comedian has said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with the woman.

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