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Bill Cosby Heading to Court for Criminal Assault Case in May

Comedian has been charged with indecent assault based on claims made by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand

Bill Cosby has another date with the judge in May.

The scandal-battered comedian will appear in court on May 24 in the criminal assault case brought against him, according to court papers filed Tuesday and obtained by TheWrap.

A preliminary hearing will be held at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania, in a case stemming from accusations made by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

The notice of the hearing date comes a day after Cosby lost a bid to have the case dismissed.

Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault in December. The charges stem from accusations made Constand, who claims Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Pennsylvania home in 2004.

After former Montgomery County (Penn.) District Attorney Bruce Castor declined to pursue criminal charges, Constand filed suit against Cosby in 2005, later settling with him.

Cosby has been accused of rape or sexual assault by dozens of women, many of whom claim he drugged them beforehand. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the comedian. Cosby has denied the allegations, and in some cases sued his accusers for defamation.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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