Bill Cosby has filed legal documents asking for the return of the settlement money he gave Andrea Constand over the sexual assault lawsuit she filed against him in 2005.
As ENTmania! reported, some excerpts from the case’s deposition was released to the public on July 6 … and it showed that Cosby admitted under oath to using party drugs on women for sex, although he maintained it was done with their knowledge. The whole deposition has reportedly been leaked to The New York Times, who published a report about it on Saturday.
On 8th Constand filed court papers saying that she wants the whole deposition – which Cosby has fought for years to keep sealed – and the terms of their settlement to be made available for everyone. She also asked the court to release her from any confidentiality terms associated with the settlement.
But Cosby’s lawyers, in court documents filed on Tuesday, argue that she has violated the terms of their 2006 settlement by asking for such a thing … and so should pay back the settlement money Cosby paid her because she can’t eat her cake and have it, TMZ reports.
Additionally, Cosby’s lawyers say the media inaccurately reported on the deposition, saying that their client only admitted to using party drugs and not raping women:
‘Indeed, Quaaludes were a highly popular recreational drug in the 1970’s, labeled in slang as ‘disco biscuits,’ and known for their capacity to increase sexual arousal.
“There are countless tales of celebrities, music stars, and wealthy socialites in the 1970’s willingly using Quaaludes for recreational purposes and during consensual sex. Yet, upon the unsealing of those excerpts, the media immediately pounced, inaccurately labeling the released testimony as Defendant’s “confession” of ‘drugging’ women and assaulting them.’