Cosby’s Case Won’t Be Dismissed, Judge Rules

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Bill Cosby is going to trial after a Pennsylvania judge rejected his request for a case dismissal.

The prosecution will move forward after a judge ruled “there was no basis to grant the relief requested” after two days of arguments from Cosby’s legal team, TMZ reports.

In December, Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault after Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, said he drugged and abused her in his home 12 years ago. (RELATED: Camille Cosby Doesn’t Want To Testify In Her Husband’s Assault Trial)

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Cosby’s team argues that he made a no-prosecution deal in 2005 that has been violated after his deposition was unsealed by a judge earlier this year.

In the deposition, Cosby said he gave Constand Benadryl and wine, but maintained that the sexual encounter was consensual. (RELATED: R. Kelly Defends Bill Cosby: ‘It’s Strange The Accusers Waited So Long’)

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Cosby’s attorney said they would appeal the ruling because “the decision reached by the court was wrong,” according to TMZ. (RELATED: See The Photos Of Bill Cosby Arriving In Court Today)

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