Bill Cosby Could Face New Deposition After Losing California Court Ruling

23 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bill Cosby files papers against accuser.

Cosby made the filing in the US district court in Philadelphia against Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who has alleged the comedian tricked her into taking drugs before sexually assaulting her.NEW YORK • Bill Cosby’s lawyers fought back on Tuesday, asserting in a legal filing that news media accounts had inaccurately portrayed him as having testified that he used powerful sedatives to drug women so he could molest them.

Pressley claimed that the specific deposition, which stems from a 10-year-old civil case, had a lot of content from Cosby telling the story in his own words, but parts of it were pulled out by the media and was ‘misinterpreted’. “There are a thousand-plus pages that are available of Mr. In the comedian’s first public defence since parts of his deposition in a 2005 lawsuit became public this month, his lawyers said he had actually “admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970s”. All documents from the litigation were sealed until a federal judge on July 6 released limited redacted excerpts from Cosby’s 2005 deposition testimony.

Pressley is referring to Cosby’s admission of purchasing drugs with the intent to give them to a woman he wanted to have sex with, but he denies ever having sex with the woman. “It was considered a party drug called ‘disco biscuits’ and it was something that was done frequently, not just by Mr. The New York Times says (paywall) it obtained the deposition not from Constand, but from from the court reporting service that transcribed it in 2005.

On July 8, Constand filed papers in court seeking to unseal the entire deposition and her settlement agreement with Cosby, as well as to free her from any confidentiality restrictions. Pressley was adamant that just because over 40 women have lodged accusations against client that he had sexually assaulted them, the attorney insisted that this does not mean he is guilty. “What I am saying is that Mr.

Cosby’s team also launched a new PR offensive today, with his lawyer, Monique Pressley, appearing in an interview (video) with Good Morning America. Cosby’s statements in the deposition have been taken out of context, Pressley, said. “If anyone is being defamed right now—through media, through celebrity onlookers, through others—it’s Mr. Cosby … The sheer volume, or number of people who are saying a particular thing does not make it true.” Dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, with many alleging that he drugged them beforehand. His lawyers have consistently denied the accusations, which have left in tatters the career and public image of a once-revered entertainer best known for playing lovable father figure Dr Cliff Huxtable on hit TV series The Cosby Show.

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