Judge orders Bill Cosby to stand trial for sexual assault charges

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NORRISTOWN, PA - "Hey, Hey, Hey! It's Bill Cosby!"

Yeah, the 'Coz' was in court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing when the comedian got some not-so-funny news.

Cosby's in trouble with the law.

A judge ruled there's enough evidence for the TV legend to stand trial for felony indecent assault charges stemming from rape allegations from former basketball coach Andrea Constand.

Constand claims the comedian drugged and raped her over a decade ago.

Although she was not in the court room, prosecutors were able to use "hear-say" evidence in describing Constand's statement to police...made 11 years ago.

The attorney for several Cosby accusers was present, though.

"Mr. Cosby presented a vigorous defense today," celebrity attorney Gloria Allred declared.

Yeah, Cosby's attorney recently released a statement saying, "Decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true."

So why the big defense for a pre-trial hearing?

"Some might speculate because the defense was attempting to have an effect on the potential jury pool," Allred remarked.

Even though he denies it, the problem for Cosby is there are more than 50 women accusing the comedian of sexual assault!

The 78-year-old Cosby could spend 10 years in prison, if convicted.

With the next court date in July, we'll have to see if Cosby's accusers get the last laugh in this case.