Bill Cosby appeared in court today in connection with a sexual assault case against him in Pennsylvania. The Los Angeles Times reports that the comedian arrived a little before 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Norristown, near Philadelphia, as he and his attorneys sought to have the charges dismissed.
“Cosby, 78, is accused of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, a second-degree felony, for a 2004 encounter he had with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University basketball staffer more than 35 years his junior,” the Times reports.
The report adds: “Judge Steven T. O’Neill was to hear arguments from Cosby’s lawyers that the former Montgomery County district attorney, Bruce Castor, had entered into an oral agreement with Cosby not to charge him. That agreement, they will say, also binds his successors.”
Castor was expected to testify on Cosby’s behalf, with current D.A. Kevin Steele, who recently defeated Castor in an election in which Steele vowed to pursue a case against Cosby, expected to argue that Cosby never had a binding deal to avoid prosecution.