Bill Cosby breaks silence after being arraigned in court on sexual assault...

Bill Cosby breaks silence after being arraigned in court on sexual assault charge

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Well 2016 couldn’t have started on a better note, Bill Cosby the  American comedian who has been the center of headlines all over the world  in recent months; after being accused of sexually assaulting numerous women throughout the years, finally had something to say about it

Well Bill took took to Twitter to break his silence a few hours into 2016, after yesterday’s court proceedings. Keeping it short and to the point,

“Friends and fans, Thank You.” Posted Bill

Screenshot of Bill Cosby's tweet
Screenshot of Bill Cosby’s tweet

His tweet comes a day after the 78-year old comedian was charged in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County District Court on sexual assault charges stemming from 2004.

An arrest warrant for the comedian was issued over a case that found he drugged and sexually violated a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, at his Philadelphia home over a decade ago.

Although a judge originally dismissed the case in 2005, the charges filed Wednesday were the result of new evidence that came forth in July.

Judge Elizabeth McHugh read charges against Bill , according to  CNBC, and set his bail at $1 million. As per  CNN, Cosby handed over his passport and did not enter a plea.

He will remain free on bail pending trial. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. If convicted on the felony second degree charge of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby faces five to 10 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine.