Shocking as it may seem, apparently Bill Cosby doesn’t understand women as well as he thinks.
At least, that’s the takeaway from court papers filed Tuesday by the scandal-plagued comedian’s accuser Andrea Constand.
Constand, a former Temple University employee who sued Cosby for sexual assault in 2005 but settled with the comedian the following year, has filed new papers blasting Cosby’s “narcissistic view of the world.” The papers, obtained by TheWrap, say despite the comedian’s claims that he could read women, he didn’t realize that Constand prefers the companionship of her own sex.
Constand is asking for the confidentiality clause of her settlement with Cosby to be lifted, to the opposition of the comedian’s legal team. Earlier this month, portions of Cosby’s deposition in the case were unsealed by a judge, while the entirety of the transcript was obtained by and partially reported on by the New York Times afterward.
Cosby’s attorneys have contended that Constand has violated the settlement agreement in a number of ways, including by posting tweets that, the comedian’s team contends, reference her case against him.
Constand’s filing references both the deposition and the tweets, claiming that there was no overt reference to Cosby in the tweets.
“In his narcissistic view of the world, Defendant believes that Plaintiff’s every tweet must be about him. He is as perceptive in this belief as he claims to be in his interpretation of non-verbal cues from women he wants to seduce,” Tuesday’s filing reads. “The tweets do not include any hash tags and were sent during the time period that there was extensive publicity about gay marriage. As defendant admits in his deposition, despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize that Plaintiff was gay until the police told him.”
In recent months, Cosby has been accused of rape or sexual assault by dozens of women, with a common theme being that he allegedly drugged them beforehand.
Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, has denied such accusations in the past.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.
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