During the decade-old depositions in which he admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women, Bill Cosby had this to say about the issue of sexual consent: “I think that I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them.”
Now, in a court motion filed Tuesday by the lawyer who represents the woman who accused him in that original case, former Temple University women’s basketball team employee Andrea Constand, Cosby’s ability to “read” sexual situation has been called into question. The reason? Constand is gay.
“Despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize plaintiff was gay until the police told him,” the lawyer, Dolores Troian, wrote in the motion. Constand was reportedly dating a woman at the time of the alleged assault in the early 2000s.
Cosby settled a lawsuit brought by Constand in 2006, which included a secrecy clause. His lawyers now contend she broke that clause by commenting publicly on the deposition after it was unsealed and published in full by the Associated Press earlier this month.
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