The Prosecutors in the United States O f America have charged comedian Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault over an alleged incident in 2004. This is the first time Mr Cosby, 78, has been charged with any offence after several months of accusations by many women. Andrea Constand sexplained she was drugged then assaulted at the Philadelphia home of the former US television star. So many, women have also accused him of sexual assault, dating back to the 1970s, but he has denied wrongdoing.
Earlier this month he opened a lawsuit against seven of the women, accusing them of defamation. Mr Cosby made no comment as he arrived at court to be formally charged. He did not enter a plea at the hearing where a judge set bail at $1m.