Bill Cosby will go on trial Monday next week for sexual assault accusations. The 79-year-old who is well known for The Cosby Show is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former director of a University Basketball Team at his home 13 years ago. Bill has also been accused by 60 other women for a series of sexual abuses that spans over a period of four decades. The women accuse Bill of giving them sedatives and alcohol which made him overpower them.

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The accuser's allegations

His accuser is a woman named Andrea Constand aged 44 who accuses Bill of giving her pills and wine and sexually assaulting her at his home in early 2004. Bill has so far admitted giving her pills at that time. Bill was at that time working as the Universities Board of Trusties at Temple University while the lady was a basketball team director.

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Bill has however accused the lady of meeting with him after the alleged rape and wondered why it took her one year to come forward with her accusations.

According to the woman, Bill offered her three pills which were blue in color and told her to sip wine. She later began having blurred vision and could not talk properly. She also could not feel the strength in her legs. The lady also alleged that Bill laid her on a couch and fondled her breasts, put his hand in between her legs and her hand on his private parts.

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The case for this allegations began on December 30, 2015, where the judge ruled on May 24, 2016, that there is enough evidence for this case to go to full trial to be held on the June 5th, 2017. He has however rejected the allegations and is currently released on a $1 million bail for three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. The trial for this case will be held in Norristown, Pennsylvania where a jury that will consist of 12 people will decide over a period of 2 weeks whether Bill is guilty or not. Bill might spend a minimum of ten years in prison and be fined $25,000 if convicted.

Allegations by other women

The first sexual allegations by other women began in the mid-1960s till 2008 and spanned in 10 states as well as a Canadian province. He has so far been accused by over 60 women of drug-facilitated sexual assault, rape, sexual battery, child sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.

These allegations became public in October 2014. Despite all these accusations, his wife has stood by his side. Numerous organizations no longer have ties with the comedian after the allegations were made public.

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Many colleges have also withdrawn honorary degrees they awarded him.

Bill married in 1964, and he has had five children so far with his wife. His only son was shot dead in 1997 while changing a flat tire in Interstate 405, Los Angeles.

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