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Bill Cosby's legal team seeks to have sexual assault charges dismissed

Bill Cosby's legal team seeks to have sexual assault charges dismissed
From Global News - January 26, 2018

Bill Cosbys legal team has filed a motion to get sexual assault charges against the disgraced actor dismissed.

Cosbys defense team filed a motion in Pennsylvania Thursday to have the sexual assault case, filed byAndrea Constandof Toronto, dismissed due to a lack of evidence. The former Cosby Show star is due in court for a retrial in April.

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Cosby was accused of drugging and raping Constand at his home near Philadelphia at some point between late December 2003 and early January 2004. He previously said that the encounter was consensual.

He was charged with aggravated indecent assault on Dec. 30, 2015, barely meeting the statute of limitations of 12 years.

Cosbys defence is that he was not in Pennsylvania during Constands alleged time frame, and her phone records dont line up with calls she allegedly made to him during that period.

Ms. Constands fabrications have boxed her, and by extension the commonwealth, into a corner, the defence team said. Her inconsistent and contradictory statements are not supported by the only objective proof in this case: the records.

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