(Scroll down for video) Popular comedian Bill Cosby, 78, was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly drugging and raping a woman because she refused his sexual advances, police in Pennsylvania said.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office announced that they have charged Cosby, with one count of aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $1 million. If convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
According to the police investigation, Cosby is accused of drugging and raping Andrea Constand, an employee of the Temple University, at his home in Elkins Park.
Cosby denied the allegations, saying the sex was consensual.
The woman told investigators that Cosby, made two unsuccessful sexual advances toward her before he administered the drugs.
He urged her to take pills and drink wine.
Constand said after arriving in Cosby's house one night, the comic legend gave her three blue pills after complaining that she was stressed about work.
He described the pills as herbal medicine, which will help her relax. After taking the pills, her knees began to tremble and her limbs felt immobile.
She felt dizzy and weak, and lost consciousness. Cosby then gave another drug and led her to the couch, where she was sexually abused.
When she awoke, her clothes and underwear were in disarray around the room.