Bill Cosby continues to fight back against the many accusers who’ve made rape allegations. This time Cosby is going after the only woman who was successful in bringing him to court to answer allegations of alleged drugging and rape.
On Tuesday, Cosby’s lawyers filed court documents at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia claiming that accuser, Andrea Constand, violated the terms of her confidentiality agreement. Cosby’s lawyers are asking that the court sanction Constand for releasing details of his sworn deposition. In the deposition Cosby admitted to having multiple affairs and giving at least one woman the drug quaalude for consensual sex. Constand maintains that Cosby tricked her into taking the drug before he sexually assaulted her at his home. The case was part of a 10-year-old civil lawsuit that was settled out of court. However, the recent release of the full 10-page deposition has shed new light on Cosby’s behavior, whose moral compass did not always point in the right direction. Cosby admitted under oath that he gave quaaludes to women that he wanted to have sex with and that he offered money not only to Constand, but also to other women in the form of educational trusts.
Earlier this month, Constand asked to have Cosby’s deposition unsealed and to be released from any confidentiality agreements. A federal judge in the case allowed the release of redacted excerpts from the court deposition. However, somehow The New York Times was able to get a copy of the full 1,000 page deposition and posted excerpts on its website. Lawyers for Cosby have argued that Cosby’s admission to giving women quaaludes does not mean he drugged and sexually assaulted these women. Cosby’s legal team stated in part “But his lawyers argue Cosby’s admission to using quaaludes in the 1970s does not mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.
“Reading the media accounts, one would conclude that defendant has admitted to rape … and yet defendant admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970s.”