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Bill Cosby Sues Accuser, National Enquirer for Breach of Confidentiality Agreement

”Cosby has suffered serious and irreparable harm that cannot be cured by money damages,“ new complaint reads

Bill Cosby is going on the offensive with a new complaint filed in federal court on Wednesday.

Cosby and his attorneys filed a complaint against his accuser, Andrea Constand; her mother, Gianna Constand; Andrea’s attorneys, Dolores Troiani and Bebe Kevitz; and American Media Inc., the parent company of The National Enquirer.

In 2005, Andrea Constand sued Cosby for an alleged sexual assault at Cosby’s home in Pennsylvania. The complaint states that she and Cosby reached a settlement in that case in exchange for her signing the confidentiality agreement.

The complaint alleges that Andrea and Gianna Constand, both Canadian citizens, “voluntarily participated” in a new 2015 investigation of Andrea Constand’s allegations, violating the terms of a 2006 settlement agreement.

“Both Andrea and Gianna Constand voluntarily sat for interviews with the [Montgomery County, Pennsylvania] District Attorney, even though they were under no legal obligation to do so,” the complaint reads.

The complaint goes on to state that the National Enquirer has repeatedly violated the agreement by publishing numerous stories about the Constand case, including an exclusive interview with her on Jan. 6.

Cosby’s complaint states that the entertainer “has suffered serious and irreparable harm that cannot be cured by money damages and also has suffered substantial monetary damages, in an amount to be proven at trial.”

Cosby demands restitution for the income lost as a result of the Constand case going public, and the return of the money from the 2006 settlement.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report. 

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