PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has painted many of his accusers as star-struck gold-diggers — aspiring models and actresses trying to shake him down to get ahead in Hollywood.
Yet the first woman known to have told police she was drugged and violated by the comedian wasn’t in show biz at all. She was a college athletic administrator in Philadelphia.
Andrea Constand’s lawsuit a decade ago helped set off the torrent of allegations that have shattered Cosby’s nice-guy image as TV’s Dr. Cliff Huxtable.
This week, a court released damning testimony from the case, and now Constand’s lawyers have asked a judge to release the comedian’s full deposition in her sex-assault lawsuit, saying Cosby and his representatives broke the confidentiality agreement that sealed the 2006 settlement.
Constand’s lawyers argued in a motion Wednesday for release of the entire deposition, including questions Cosby answered under oath about his use of quaaludes, his alleged use of hush money to silence women, his deal to have an accuser’s story spiked and his alleged affairs.
The motion comes after U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno unsealed excerpts from Cosby’s deposition this week in response to an Associated Press request. They show Cosby admitting he obtained quaaludes in the 1970s so he could give them to young women he pursued for sex.
Cosby’s lawyers didn’t return calls for comment.