Bill Cosby Sues Sexual Assault Accuser Andrea Constand For Breach Of Contract
Bill Cosby is suing Andrea Constand, one of his sexual assault accusers, for breach-of-contract for violating the confidentiality agreement the two signed in 2005. Constand, as Gossip Cop has previously reported, accused Cosby of drugging her in January 2004 in his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania home, where he allegedly touched her breasts and vagina, and made her touch his penis. After the district attorney found “insufficient” evidence to criminally prosecute the comedian, Constand, then a Temple University employee, filed a civil suit against Cosby, which he settled with the provision that she never speak about it publicly.
When more than 50 women kept coming forward in the past year to accuse Cosby of sexual assault, prosecutors in Pennsylvania decided to revisit the case, which a decade earlier they felt had “insufficient” evidence. Before charging Cosby in December with felony aggravated indecent assault, prosecutors met with Constand, her mom and her lawyer to discuss the decade-plus allegations. Cosby, in his new lawsuit, maintains that by talking to the prosecutors again and giving depositions about the alleged attack, Constand, her lawyer and mom have breached the 2005 confidentiality agreement.
It seems the judge presiding over the case doesn’t see this as a breach-of -contract case, having told Cosby’s team that Constand’s lawyer was subpoenaed to testify, and was compelled to discuss the allegations. This is the latest legal maneuver by Cosby, who unsuccessfully tried to have his criminal case dismissed.