PHILADELPHIA (AP) The accuser in the only sex assault case settled by Bill Cosby is questioning his self-described ability to “read” people’s cues in sexual situations.
Andrea Constand, employed by the Temple University women’s basketball team when she met Cosby in the early 2000s, was dating a woman around that time, according to court filings unsealed this month.
But in recent months, as Cosby’s representatives – and, to a much more limited extent, Constand – have spoken to the media, the two sides have been sniping in court motions over how well each is honoring that confidentiality agreement. More than two dozen women have accused him of molesting them, sometimes after they had been drugged.
“I felt ashamed. I was embarrassed to be me”, Louisa Mortiz says of an alleged 1971 incident involving the beloved TV icon.
Then came the burn: “As defendant admits in his deposition, despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize Plaintiff was gay until the police told him”. Her manager informed her that “no one else on TV is willing to have you on”, apparently because Cosby had seen Ian asleep in her chaperone’s lap and had told other shows that she wasn’t “suitable family entertainment”, that she “was probably a lesbian, and shouldn’t be on television”.
Numerous 35 in this week’s magazine story say they know of others still out there who have chosen to remain silent.
“A while later, my manager called me into her office”.
As a young woman, she said she didn’t want to talk about what allegedly happened. He said that he gave the so-called disco biscuits to one of his accusers when she was 19 and that she had taken the powerful sedative knowingly.
Barbara Bowman, now 48, said of her encounters with Cosby in the 1980s: “I went into this thinking he was going to be my father”. “The tweets do not include any hash tags and were sent during the time period that there was extensive publicity about gay marriage”.
Bill Cosby’s lawyers on Monday appealed a judge’s decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters.