Jul 10, 2015

    Reveal Cosby's entire testimony, says woman


    A CANADIAN woman at the centre of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby accused him on Wednesday of violating a confidentiality agreement in her 2005 lawsuit, and asked a court to make public his entire testimony.

    Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, filed court papers in the Pennsylvania district court, also accusing Cosby and his advisers of manipulating the media through interviews and statements about the slew of sex assault allegations against him.

    The new lawsuit was filed two days after a Pennsylvania judge unsealed testimony in Ms Constand's 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby, in which the actor said he had obtained Quaaludes pills with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them.

    The case was settled in 2006 for an undisclosed sum and both parties signed confidentiality agreements.

    In the past year, some 40 other women have come forward accusing the star of drugging and sexually assaulting them in incidents dating back decades.

    Ms Constand said in her court filing that the women involved had a right to hear what Cosby said about the allegations and "a right to determine what, if anything, can be used as evidence in their respective cases".