An arrest warrant was issued for Bill Cosby’s arrest earlier today in connection with a 2004 alleged sexual assault. Cosby is accused of drugging and raping Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania. Bill Cosby arrived at Pennsylvania district court on Wednesday afternoon for arraignment and, according to several sources, Cosby was seated alone inside the courtroom.
In a statement obtained by CNN, Bill Cosby’s attorneys said Wednesday’s sexual assault charge “came as no surprise” and blamed it on a “hotly contested election” for the county’s district attorney. “Make no mistake,” the attorneys said in a joint statement, “we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.”