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Attorneys for Bill Cosby have responded to him being criminally charged with sexual assault, calling the case against him “unjustified” and vowing to “mount a vigorous defense.”

Cosby was arraigned in Pennsylvania court Wednesday in connection with an alleged incident at his home in 2004. He was released on $1 million bail.

His legal representatives at the Pressley Firm said in a statement, “The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA during which this case was made the focal point. Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.”

More than 50 women have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexual assault, and Cosby has denied all of the allegations. Cosby filed a defamation lawsuit against seven of his accusers two weeks ago.