No Laughing Matter: Inside the Bill Cosby Allegations

In the fall 2014, Bill Cosby was re-staking his claim as an A-list celebrity at the age of 77, he was staring right into the eyes of a career rejuvenation and 30 years after his NBC blockbuster series “The Cosby Show” the network was cooking up another Cosby sitcom, Netflix had plans to stream a comedy special and a 500 page biography was a New York Times bestseller.

Things were looking up until an avalanche of sexual assault allegations hit, with more than 50 women accusing Cosby of either rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and/or sexual misconduct. However most of these alleged acts seem to fall outside of the statutes of limitations for criminal legal proceedings but many civil lawsuits have been brought agains Cosby.

On December 30, 2015, Cosby was charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania and a warrant for his arrest was issued. He will remain free on $1 million bail until his trial.

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