Bill Cosby’s lawyer says revealing court documents would cause ’embarrassment’

June 27, 2015

Bill Cosby’s lawyer has argued that unsealing court documents from a 2005 Pennsylvania sexual assault case filed against the comedian would cause severe “embarrassment,” court records show.


Attorney George Gowen asked in a motion filed in federal court on Wednesday (June 24) to keep under seal records from the case brought by Andrea Constand, who alleged Cosby tricked her into consuming drugs before he sexually assaulted her.

Gowen wrote that Cosby had explained in a previous filing that “his embarrassment at the release of the discovery motions — deposition excerpts about sex, money, health, and marriage — would be severe.”

While Constand’s case was settled for an undisclosed sum years ago, the Associated Press has asked the court to release the documents.

Gowen argued in his brief that Cosby agreed to the settlement under terms that all discovery materials related to the case would remain confidential.

More than 40 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault dating back to the 1960s.