The 78-year-old comedian was called into court on Wednesday for one charge of aggravated indecent assault. The Golden Globe winner was accused of drugging and violating former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania more than a decade ago.
This marked the first criminal charge brought against Cosby after more than 50 women have accused him of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them. Despite the accusations, Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.
On Wednesday, Cosby's attorneys gave a statement to ET, saying, "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. 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."