Comedian Bill Cosby has filed for court sanctions against a woman who accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005.
Cosby settled with former Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand for an undisclosed sum in 2006, but his full testimony during a 2005 deposition was published in the New York Times July 18, and Cosby says Constand is guilty of violating the terms of their confidential agreement, according to the New York Daily News.
A federal judge unsealed parts of Cosby’s sworn testimony on July 6 at the request of the Associated Press, following claims by dozens of women he drugged and/or sexually assaulted them as well.
Attorneys for the funnyman claim Constand recently leaked the full deposition transcript to the paper, and she and her legal team “are intent on reneging on what they promised (him) — confidentiality and finality — and depriving (him) of his end of the bargain.”
She wants to “have her cake and eat it too,” Cosby reportedly claims.
Constand allegedly helped leak the full deposition by failing to inform a private court reporting service about the confidential agreement, which Cosby claims was a “conscious neglect has led directly to a colossal breach of that confidentiality.”
Cosby’s filing also adds, “This appalling development violated prior orders of this court, both in spirit and in letter.”
The paperwork also states Cosby referred to Quaaludes as “disco biscuits,” and he believes Constand isn’t trying to nullify the agreement, but rather change the terms, the Daily News reports.
“Obviously, she wants to keep what she was paid,” reads the filing.
During four days of questioning at a Philadelphia hotel in 2005, the comedian unapologetically admitted to seducing a young model, by showing interest in her dying father, and promised to mentor young women in exchange for sex acts, all while trying to hide the activities from his wife.
Cosby also defended giving women Quaaludes in exchange for sex acts and argued it was a common practice in the 1970s for people to engage in consensual sex while taking the powerful sedative.