Andrea Constand v. William H. Cosby, Jr./2005 September 29 testimony by William H. Cosby, Jr. in deposition

Andrea Constand v. William H. Cosby, Jr.  (2005) 
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2005 September 29 testimony by William H. Cosby, Jr. in deposition
Andrea Constand v. William H. Cosby, Jr. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. (Case also known as Constand v. Cosby). Case No. 2:05-cv-01099. Judge Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno. Filed March 8, 2005. Nature of Suit 320 Assault, Libel & Slander. Cause of Action: 28:1332 Diversity-Libel,Assault,Slander. Court: Pennsylvania Eastern District Court. Office: Philadelphia Office. Jury Demanded By: Defendant.
Notes for this testimony:

Dale, Maryclaire; Associated Press. "Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005, had accuser's story spiked". (November 27, 2014) U.S. News & World Report. Archived link at Internet Archive.

Associated Press. "Bill Cosby made deal with National Enquirer to suppress accuser's story". (November 27, 2014) CBC News. Archived at Internet Archive.

*Bowley, Graham; Lorne Manly. "Bill Cosby Gave Interview to Keep Charges Secret". (November 26, 2014) The New York Times. Print version: "Cosby Gave Interview to Cover Up Accusation". (November 27, 2014). p. A25.

Casarez, Jean. "Documents show Bill Cosby tried to conceal assault claims" (December 2, 2014). CNN.

Casarez, Jean. "How Cosby scandal came to light" (December 9, 2014). CNN.

Testimony in depositionEdit


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

CIVIL ACTION: 05-1099

ANDREA CONSTAND :

Plaintiff, :

v. :

WILLIAM H. COSBY, JR. :

Defendant. :

M E M O R A N D U M

EDUARDO C. ROBRENO, J.

September 29, 2005


Question: Did you ever think that if Beth Ferrier's story was printed in the National Enquirer, that that would make the public believe that maybe Andrea was also telling the truth?

William H. Cosby, Jr.: Exactly.

Question: What is your understanding of that agreement that you had with that National Enquirer concerning ... your exclusive interview?

Cosby: I would give them an exclusive story, my words.

Question: What would they give you in return?

Cosby: They would not print the story of — print Beth's story.

Question: So you knew when this article was printed [in the National Enquirer] you had to make the public believe that Andrea was not telling the truth?

Cosby: Yes.

Cosby: [Acknowledging that Andrea Constand and her mother had only requested an apology in January 2005 phone calls to him, and not money] — Andrea's mother said, 'That's all I wanted, Bill'.

 

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