Bill Cosby has tweeted a brief message to fans following his arrest on a sexual assault charge.
The message says: “Friends and fans, Thank You.”
It was sent on Thursday from Cosby’s Twitter account.
The 78-year-old comedian was charged this week with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 inside his home near Philadelphia.
Friends and fans, Thank You.— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) January 1, 2016
It is the first criminal case brought against Cosby out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America’s Dad.
His lawyer has said the charge is unjustified and predicted his client will be exonerated.
Cosby is free on $1m bail pending trial.