Cosby’s lawyers seek to force accuser to repay settlement

(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers will ask a judge to order the accuser in his criminal sex assault case to refund the money he paid to settle her lawsuit a decade ago.

Cosby argues that accuser Andrea Constand violated their confidential agreement by speaking to police who reopened the case last year.

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday afternoon in the breach-of-contract suit he filed before a key hearing in his criminal case in February.

Constand’s lawyers say Cosby is trying to harass their client. And they say his agents have issued frequent comments about the sex abuse allegations.

Meanwhile, the 78-year-old actor is due in state court near Philadelphia next week for the latest hearing in the criminal case.

He denies charges that he drugged and molested Constand in 2004.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s