We just shared the biggest #PRFails of the year, and leading the pack was Bill Cosby.
Today, the failing just got worse as he was officially charged with aggravated indecent sexual assault against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
The incident in question took place at his Elkins Park, Pa., mansion in January 2004. The charge is a first-degree felony, which carries a statute of limitation up to 12 years. So why now?
Kevin Steele, first assistant district attorney, Montgomery County, Pa., noted some solid information came forward in July 2015. After due diligence and some serious vetting, the information is not only credible but solid.
The evidence shows Cosby “established a relationship” through Temple University’s women’s basketball program. He cornered Constand, 42, and made two sexual (and rejected) advances. For some reason, there was another instance in which he gave her pills and wine, and she took them. The drugs temporarily incapacitated her, she couldn’t move, and he committed “aggravated indecent assault.”
An earlier story in People noted a statement about the victim from her attorney:
“Obviously we appreciate the expression of confidence in her,” says Dolores Troiani of her client, Constand, 42, who is now a massage therapist in Ontario, Canada. “We’ll have to see what happens. We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully.”
Bill Cosby will be arraigned later this afternoon for this first official filing against him. Looks like Lady Justice heard you, ma’am.
[SOURCE: CNN Press Conference]