Bill Cosby Drops Lawsuit Against His 2004 Accuser & The National Enquirer
Bill Cosby has dropped his civil lawsuit against his 2004 accuser and The National Enquirer to focus on his potential criminal trial for felony sexual assault.
In February, Cosby filed a breach-of-contract suit against Andrea Constand, her mother, her lawyers, and the National Enquirer for breaking the confidentiality agreement around the 2006 settlement he paid Constand citing “unjust enrichment.”
Constand is the former Temple University employee who accused the actor of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004.
Cosby’s new attorney, Angela Agrusa, said in a statement, “With a court validation of his ability to proceed forward in that action to protect his own rights, Mr. Cosby has today stepped away from that suit and will instead focus his efforts on defending himself against the claims that have been lodged against him.”
The news of the dropped civil suit comes a week after reports claim Bill is “completely blind” due to a degenerative eye disease.