In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby attends the Hole In The Wall Camps benefit concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Cosby has been removed from the documentary film, “Painted Down.,”about the history of white stunt performers who were “painted down” to look black in order to double for black actors. For the film, now in post-production, Cosby gave an interview about his experience with the practice on the 1960s TV series “I Spy.” (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby argue in a new court filing his admission he used quaaludes in the 1970s doesn’t mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.
The lawyers on Tuesday asked a court to preserve the confidentiality of his 2006 settlement in a sexual-battery lawsuit.
Cosby’s lawyers are attacking the weekend release of his deposition by a court reporting service. They say the deposition and other filings unsealed this month have led to inaccurate reports branding the Philadelphia native a rapist.
They insist the married Cosby only admitted having consensual sex with other women.
More than two dozen women have come forward to accuse the 78-year-old Cosby of molesting them. The former star of the hit sitcom “The Cosby Show” has not been charged with a crime.