Bill Cosby -- 'Terribly Embarrassing' if 2005 Sexual Assault Allegations Become Public
Bill Cosby'Terribly Embarrassing'If 2005 Sexual Assault Allegations Made Public
6/28/2015 8:02 AM PT
Bill Cosby's lawyer is fighting to keep his 2005 sexual assault settlement confidential, claiming it would be "terribly embarrassing" if details of the allegations came to light.
Cosby's fighting a media request to unseal Cosby's settlement with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee. Cosby's lawyer was in court Friday, arguing Cosby's deposition in the case contains info about his marriage, sex life and Rx drug use, which should remain confidential.
Constand accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her.
The judge was puzzled, noting a lot in the case has already been made public.
Cosby's lawyer said, "Frankly ... it would embarrass him [and] it would also prejudice him in the eyes of the jury pool in Massachusetts." Cosby faces 3 defamation lawsuits in that state from a woman who claims Cosby defamed them by calling them liars.
The judge has yet to rule on whether he'll unseal the settlement.