Cosby Released On $1 Million Bail As Lawyers Fight Back: ‘He Will Be Exonerated’
Bill Cosby may have finally been slammed with criminally charges on Wednesday, but the battle is far from over , his lawyers say.
Montgomery County prosecutors announced their decision to criminally charge the shamed comedian with aggravated indecent assault , after reopening an investigation of the 78-year-old in an alleged sexual assault on a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, in 2004.
By Wednesday afternoon, following a short visit to an Elkins Park courtroom, a sweater-wearing Cosby was released at $1 million bail and ordered to surrender his passport.
Escorted by his lawyers, America’s once favorite father appeared disoriented as made his way through cameras, even tripping at one point .
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Meanwhile Cosby’s attorney Monique Pressley has called Cosby’s charges “unjustified,” Us Weekly reports .
“The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office came as no surprise,” she released in a statement. “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.”
“Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law,” Pressley concluded.
After his arraignment, Cosby was taken to the Cheltenham Police Department for fingerprinting .
The comic has been released after posting 10 percent of his bail in cash.