It’s finally caught up to Cosby in the criminal sense: An arrest warrant has been issued for Bill Cosby.
The warrant comes in connection with the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Costand, a former basketball manager at Temple University. Cosby allegedly drugged and assaulted her in his Pennsylvania mansion. Cosby had maintained that his relationship with Costand was consensual, but after a deposition released earlier this year included statements in which Cosby admitted to procuring Quaaludes to give to young women, police apparently had enough evidence to move forward in the case.
Costand is now a 42-year-old massage therapist. She filed a complaint in 2005, but police dropped it, saying they didn’t have enough evidence to pursue it. In light of 50 other women coming forward describing encounters with Cosby going back decades, the police decided to reopen the case.
In the civil suit that Costand brought against Cosby nearly a decade ago, they reached a settlement after the fourth day of depositions when several other women filed affidavits in support of Costand. The settlement in the civil suit, of course, doesn’t preclude police from going after Cosby criminally.
Fuck you, Cosby.