A judge in Pennsylvania has refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, meaning a trial could now go ahead.
His attorney had argued that the disgraced comedian could not be tried as he had an immunity deal in place, which was reached with a former district attorney a decade ago.
But following a two day hearing in Pennsylvania, these claims have been swept aside and the case will now move to a preliminary hearing to see if prosecutors have enough evidence to try Cosby.
The 78 year old is charged with sexually assaulting Canadian woman Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
The former Temple University athletic department employee alleged that Cosby plied her with alcohol and drugs before raping her at the suburban residence.
The TV star is facing up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted of the crime.