Andrea Constand v. William H. Cosby, Jr./2005 September 29 testimony by William H. Cosby, Jr. in deposition
Testimony in deposition
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
CIVIL ACTION: 05-1099
ANDREA CONSTAND :
WILLIAM H. COSBY, JR. :
M E M O R A N D U M
EDUARDO C. ROBRENO, J.
September 29, 2005
Question: Did you ever think that if Beth Ferrier's story was printed in the National Enquirer, that that would make the public believe that maybe Andrea was also telling the truth?
William H. Cosby, Jr.: Exactly.
Question: What is your understanding of that agreement that you had with that National Enquirer concerning ... your exclusive interview?
Cosby: I would give them an exclusive story, my words.
Question: What would they give you in return?
Cosby: They would not print the story of — print Beth's story.
Question: So you knew when this article was printed [in the National Enquirer] you had to make the public believe that Andrea was not telling the truth?
Cosby: [Acknowledging that Andrea Constand and her mother had only requested an apology in January 2005 phone calls to him, and not money] — Andrea's mother said, 'That's all I wanted, Bill'.