Bill Cosby Arrives to Court for Indecent Assault Case
(ABC) -- Comedian Bill Cosby arrived to court in Pennsylvania this morning for an indecent assault case brought against him last December.
Cosby had attempted to delay the start of the case, but his motion was denied.
Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele brought the aggravated indecent assault charge against the famed actor and comedian late last year, stemming from an alleged incident more than a decade ago involving Constand, who then worked at Cosby's alma mater Temple University.
So far, there is no sign of his accuser Andrea Constand at the courthouse.
Constand claimed that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 2004 at his Pennsylvania home after giving her pills and wine, which rendered her unresponsive. Cosby was deposed in 2005, and his comments were publicly released last year, where he allegedly admitted to giving Quaaludes to one woman in the past.
Cosby and his legal team have always maintained his encounter with Constand was consensual.
The 78-year-old's legal team tried to dismiss the charge and asked to disqualify Steele from the case, but both motions were rejected.
"The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county's DA during which this case was made the focal point," his lawyers said in a previous statement. "Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge."