In a surprising twist in the Bill Cosby sexual assault controversy, a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a bid from Cosby’s lawyers to have the case dismissed due to an agreement made between Cosby and the former District Attorney of Montgomery County, Bruce Castor over a decade ago.

Judge Steven O’Neill denied their request, saying that he found “no basis to grant the relief request” by the attorneys. “There’s no other witness to the promise,” he told the defense. “The rabbit is in the hat and you want me at this point to assume, ‘Hey, the promise was made, judge, accept that.’”

Cosby has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, which stems from a 2004 interaction involving Benadryl and alcohol with former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand.

The case is being brought against the comedian by District Attorney Kevin Steele, a lawyer who took the district attorney post from Bruce Castor last year after pressing strong campaign ads to prosecute Cosby.

Cosby’s ongoing issues with sexual assault accusations have been plaguing him for the past year and it appears that 2016 won’t be any less relentless. TheSource.com will update you on Mr. Cosby’s case as it develops.

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