Bill Cosby Sues Accuser for Breach of Contract

by Abel Hampton February 19, 2016, 3:56
Bill Cosby Sues Accuser for Breach of Contract

The defendants were subject to confidentiality clauses that were part of a settlement of lawsuits brought by Constand against Cosby and the National Enquirer in 2005.

The lawsuit, filed a day before a key hearing in the criminal case against Cosby, names accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother and the publisher of the National Enquirer.

According to Cosby's complaint, after the Montgomery County DA in Pennsylvania reopened a criminal investigation of sexual abuse allegations made by Constand, Troiani "turned her files over" despite allegedly being expressly prohibited to do so by terms of the contract.

The lawsuit argues that Constand, as a resident of Canada, had no legal duty to cooperate with police in suburban Philadelphia.

"As a result of Andrea Constand's breaches of the 2006 Confidential Settlement Agreement, Cosby has suffered serious and irreparable harm that cannot be cured by money damages and also has suffered substantial monetary damages, in an amount to be proven at trial", the complaint states.

The judge warned Cosby's lawyers not to accuse Troiani of breaking the confidentiality agreement through her testimony because she had received a subpoena to testify about her involvement in the case.

Constand's lawyers have said the agreement has a provision that allows them to speak to law enforcement about the case.

The lawsuit also says Troiani and Constand "improperly released" a full deposition of Cosby, obtained in the 2005 civil suit, in which he admitted giving drugs to women in order to have sex with them. Cosby's next scheduled appearance in Montgomery County Court is tentatively scheduled for March 8th.

Bill Cosby is going on the offensive with a new complaint filed in federal court on Wednesday.

American Media Inc., parent company of the Cosby-loathing National Enquirer (he is regularly referred to as "the perky performer" in its coverage), issued a statement questioning the Cosby legal team's defense strategy.

Constand then went to the National Enquirer, which was reportedly about to publish a story outlining her blockbuster claims when a settlement was reached, with Constand and the tabloid reportedly paid to keep quiet about her allegations.

Many of them claim he plied them with drugs and alcohol in a series of attacks dating back to the 1960s. Cosby's lawyers are now appealing a Judge's recent decision which rejected an alleged binding non prosecution agreement with former D.A. Bruce Castor.

Cosby built his career on a family-friendly image, playing Dr Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992.

 

 


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