Andrea Constand v. William H. Cosby, Jr./2005 September 29 testimony by William H. Cosby, Jr. in deposition

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Testimony in deposition[edit]


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

CIVIL ACTION: 05-1099

ANDREA CONSTAND :

Plaintiff, :

v. :

WILLIAM H. COSBY, JR. :

Defendant. :

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: Yes.

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'.

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