Bill Cosby to be arraigned in Cosby rape case

LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby will be arraignment Thursday morning in connection with a sexual assault lawsuit filed by his ex-wife Andrea Constand, Fox News has learned.

Cosby’s attorney, Richard Azzopardi, declined to comment to the Associated Press.

Azzorpioni told the AP that Cosby will appear in Los Angeles Superior Court at 10 a.m.

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Cosby has not yet responded to requests for comment.

The lawsuit alleges Cosby sexually assaulted Constand in a suburban Philadelphia apartment in 2007.

It seeks unspecified damages and unspecified punitive damages.

Cosby, 78, has denied the allegations.

Cosby is expected to return to court for an arraignment hearing scheduled for March 28.

A statement from Cosby’s lawyer, Paul Weiss, said that Cosby was not at home when Constand arrived at the home where the alleged incident took place.

“The attorney general is aware of this matter and has been in touch with his client’s team regarding it,” the statement said.

“We look forward to bringing the matter to a speedy conclusion.”