He made no statements. He is due to return to court on Jan. 14 for a preliminary hearing. The case against Cosby was filed just before the statute of limitations deadline for criminal prosecution was due to lapse in January. Andrea Constand, 44, a former basketball team manager at Temple University in Philadelphia, who settled a civil case against Cosby, is one of more than 50 women who have publicly accused the star of sexually assaulting them in incidents dating back decades. Cosby consistently denied any allegations of sexual misconduct. After all, Andrea Constand declared in legal documents she is a lesbian. The actor is best known for playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the family patriarch in the TV sitcom “The Cosby Show,” in the 1980s.