It’s the second civil suit Cosby has filed against some of the five-dozen women who have accused him of drugging and/or raping them in episodes dating back to the mid-1960s.
But this one targets Andrea Constand, the Canadian woman and ex-Temple University employee, whose accusation that Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 2004 in suburban Philadelphia led to the felony aggravated sexual assault charges pending against him 12 years later.
His lawsuit also names Constand’s mother, her Philadelphia lawyer, Dolores Troiani, and the publisher of the supermarket tabloid, The National Enquirer.
Cosby is alleging breach-of-contract, according to the Associated Press, stemming from a civil suit Constand filed against him in 2005, which was settled in 2006 under a confidentiality agreement. Constand also sued and settled with the National Enquirer, published by American Media, of Boca Raton, Fla.