Counsels for Bill Cosby filed a motion Tuesday, alleging that the victim made a “mockery” of the confidentiality agreement which was made an integral part of the settlement of the federal suit in 2006.
Lawyer Patrick O’Connor said Cosby’s deposition transcript release was a violation of the terms of the settlement and they are seeking relief for such violations by asking the Judge to throw down efforts made by victim’s counsel in releasing the victim from the confidentiality agreement. As to what the relief indicates remains vague, however.
Taking into considerations that the victim did not ask to declare void the entire settlement agreement, the counsel said as reported by NBC News that “obviously, she wants to keep what she was paid” but then, according to the lawyer, the victim “cannot simply pick and choose which contractual obligations will be void and which will stand.”
In the motion, Cosby’s lawyer alleged the victim’s counsel failed to inform the court reporter the deposition was confidential. They also posited that such failure resulted in a paper obtaining a copy of the deposition.
The alleged violation of the terms of agreement sprung from the recent publication of Cosby’s deposition by New York Times. In his deposition made from 2005 to 2006, Cosby admitted to using drugs such as Quaaludes in alluring women with whom Cosby wanted to have sexual relations. No criminal charges had been lodged against the black comedian.