Bill Cosby's lawyer is vowing to get to the bottom of the so-called "leaked" deposition obtained by the New York Times earlier this month. While the newspaper insists the records were "never sealed" (instead, they were available through a court reporting service), the comedian's team begs to differ.
Patrick O'Connor, the lawyer who represented Cosby in his 2005 sexual assault case, says his client is being treated unfairly with the release of the deposition and the transcripts are only telling one side of the story.
"How that deposition became public without being court-sanctioned is something we are going to pursue and deal with very vigorously," O'Connor told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's an outrage that the court processes weren't followed here."
The NYT report dug deeper into the initial unsealing of the decade-old deposition obtained by The Associated Press. The 1,000-page transcript stemmed from his civil lawsuit against Andrea Constand, the Temple University employee who accused Cosby of drugging and raping her.
In the latest excerpts, Cosby is painted as a serial philanderer who hooked women with his celebrity status, and the help of powerful sedatives.
O'Connor said he believed the release of the deposition violated the terms of Cosby and Constand's settlement. It is unclear what action Cosby's team will take against the NYT for allegedly overstepping the boundaries.
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