1. Tilt down of Ben's Chili Bowl with mural of Bill Cosby on side
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Willie Charles:
"I think it's been like an unfortunate situation for Bill Cosby, like this older guy, definitely one of my heroes growing up, but if any of that stuff is true, then there's consequences to that stuff."
3. Tilt up of Bill Cosby mural
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sam Lewis:
"He was kind of like the African American family man, in a way. I never watched the show, but I know my parents watched it. They definitely saw him as kind of like a very traditional, you know, African American -- yeah, he was a role model, for a lot of families. And I think it's a shame that this happens. But like at the same time, it kind of, it's unfortunate that something that happened so long ago, is now kind of haunting him now. Because I think like, what should have happened should have been in the past."
5. Wide of Ben's Chili Bowl from street
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Aashi Parikh:
"It's probably a just -- probably a just thing to do. Just because of how many -- I know like some 20 or 30 women came forward with you know, stories about the things he had done. And I think if that many people had some experience with him, then I don't think they all could be lying."
7. Exterior of Ben's Chili Bowl
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Aashi Parikh:
"It's a bit disappointing, and kind of makes you see that even people who are celebrities or you know famous, they have a life that we probably don't know about and it's important that we admire people for everything about them, not just -- they shouldn't be bad people behind the scenes and then just cool on TV."
9. Zoom in of Bill Cosby mural
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Aashi Parikh, on her thoughts about people doubting the accuser's stories:
"I'm in college right now, and you hear a lot of stories about things that could happen on campuses and universities and in all honesty, it makes people feel very, very powerless I think, and as if your voice can't be heard. When in reality, I think there are a lot of people who do care to hear your story."
Bill Cosby has been arraigned on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania and will remain free on $1 million bail pending trial.
Cosby did not have to enter a plea, and his next court hearing is Jan. 14.
Prosecutors say the comedian urged a former Temple University employee to take pills and drink wine at his home in 2004.
In Washington, D.C. residents reacted to the news outside of Ben's Chili Bowl, a famous restaurant that has previously had close ties to Cosby, with a giant mural of his face adorning the sign of the building.
"It's a bit disappointing," Aashi Parikh said of the accusations. "It's important that we admire people for everything about them. They shouldn't be bad people behind the scenes and then just cool on TV."
The charge could land Cosby behind bars for five to ten years. Today's decision to charge Cosby comes days before Pennsylvania's 12-year statute of limitations for bringing charges would have run out.
The 78-year-old comedian has said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with the woman.