We've Only Seen a Portion of Cosby's 2005 Deposition

Sources say the women involved in the case may ask judge to unseal it all
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2015 6:03 AM CDT
We've Only Seen a Portion of Cosby's 2005 Deposition
In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The bombshell testimony in which Bill Cosby admitted to drugging women before having sex with them might not be the last we hear from the comedian in regards to the sex-assault case. A lawyer for the plaintiff in the lawsuit—which was settled before trial in 2006—says she may ask the judge to release all of Cosby's testimony related to the suit, NBC News reports. Sources say Dolores Troiani, representing former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, is reaching out to 13 other women in the case for their approval before requesting the judge unseal the full 2005 deposition. The AP confirms that the documents that were unsealed Monday following its request "include only small portions of Cosby's September 2005 deposition testimony." It notes the deposition was never filed in court.

While at least one celeb has done an about-face on Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg says Cosby is "innocent until proven guilty," per the Washington Post. "He has not been proven a rapist." However, a bronze statue of the comedian was removed from Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios after closing yesterday. A niece of one of Cosby's alleged victims started a petition seven months ago calling on Disney to remove the bust from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza, reports WESH. It had been signed by about 250 supporters. "To not be able to walk through Disney without having that difficult encounter, it makes me sad," the woman says. "Like, wow, this person hurt a family member of mine." Disney didn't say why the bust was removed. (More Bill Cosby stories.)

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