Bill Cosby released on USD 1 million bail

Dec 31, 2015, 11:02 IST | PTI

Los Angeles: Bill Cosby was arraigned on a felony assault charge stemming from a sexual encounter with a woman 12 years ago.

The comedian, 78, was charged earlier on Wednesday for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in January 2004, reported People magazine.

Bill Cosby Bill Cosby. Pic/AFP

The sweater-clad Cosby, who arrived without his wife, Camille, and was walking with a cane, was arraigned in Elkins Park, where his bail was set at USD one million.

He was also ordered to surrender his passport. Throughout the appearance, Cosby seemed disoriented and was fidgeting with his fingers.

The judge ended the proceeding by wishing Cosby "Good luck to you." Cosby replied, "Thank you."

Following his arraignment, Cosby went to the Cheltenham Police Department to be processed and fingerprinted. He is free on bail after posting 10 per cent in cash.

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