Bill Cosby Hit With New Legal Motion by Accuser From Explosive 2005 Deposition

Andrea Constand alleges that the embattled star and his team repeatedly violated their confidentiality agreement from settled sexual assault case

Last Updated: July 8, 2015 @ 6:36 PM

Andrea Constand filed a new motion in her civil lawsuit against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, claiming that the embattled entertainer and his legal team have repeatedly violated the confidentiality agreement between the two sides stemming from the 2006 settlement of Constand’s sexual assault claims.

“Cosby’s behaviors have caused plaintiff unwanted and overwhelming media attention, which has detrimentally affected her,” states the new action, filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania.

It goes on to argue that Cosby and his representatives have publicly discredited other women who claimed sexual misconduct by the entertainer.

The confidentiality agreement “includes not only Ms. Constand’s allegations but also the allegations made by the so called Jane Doe witnesses,” the new filing says. It also notes that 13 women came forward at the time and “claimed to have been assaulted in a manner similar to the assault perpetrated upon the plaintiff, that is, each claimed that Cosby gave them a drug and then had sexual contact with them while they were unable to respond.”

Wednesday’s motion goes on to state, “Although the women were known as the Jane Does,’ Cosby successfully petitioned the Court to permit their names to be made public.”

Constand, a former Temple University employee, is seeking to void the confidentiality agreement because she has “come to the realization that she once again must defend herself in the forum chosen by the defendant.”

She also seeks the public release of “the entire deposition and settlement agreement.” A portion of the deposition was unsealed on Monday after the court was compelled by the Associated Press.

Cosby’s attorneys have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Highlighted Cosby Quaalude Documents SplitThe 2005 deposition, obtained by TheWrap, states that “defendant [Cosby] testified that he obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes.”

When asked if he gave the drugs to other people, Cosby replied “yes.”

The documents show that Constand’s lawyer, Dolores M. Troiani, later asked the comedian: “When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” Cosby answered “yes.”

The comedian settled with Constand in 2006 for an undisclosed sum.

On Monday after the deposition was unsealed, an unidentified representative for Cosby gave a statement to ABC News saying: “The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been hurtful.”

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Cosby attorney Martin Singer has disputed that he or anyone on his team issued the statement. Meanwhile a representative for ABC News told TheWrap that the organization stands by its report.

Constand’s new motion argues that such statements and others by Cosby or his representatives seeking to discredit any of those accusers stands in clear violation of the confidentiality agreement.

In her motion, Constand admits that it is unclear who exactly made the statement to ABC News.

“Because there are so many undisclosed spokesmen for Cosby, and because of Cosby’s proven record of press manipulation, plaintiff does not know if the commentators are part of ‘Cosby’s Camp.'”

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.


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