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Cosby lawyers: Release of deposition broke settlement terms

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 7:00 AM
Bill Cosby

PHILADELPHIA (AP):

Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a judge to hold an accuser's attorney responsible for the release of the comedian's deposition in a 2005 Pennsylvania case.

They fault Andrea Constand's lawyers for the weekend release of the transcript to news outlets including The New York Times and The Associated Press.

Yesterday, they asked a judge to enforce terms of the confidential agreement that settled the former Temple University employee's sexual-assault lawsuit.

Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani (troy-AHN'-ee), did not immediately return a call. A court reporting service she hired to take Cosby's deposition said this week it thought a recent unsealing order included the deposition.

A federal judge had unsealed other motions, but the deposition has never been filed in court.

Troiani also has accused Cosby's legal team of violating the confidentiality clause.