Cosby sues accuser Constand, lawyer, mother, National Enquirer publisher over contract

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Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in relation to a 2004 accusation in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (CNN)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has filed a sealed breach-of-contract lawsuit against Pennsylvania sexual-assault accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother and the National Enquirer’s publisher.

The defendants are subject to confidentiality clauses covering the settlement of lawsuits Constand filed against Cosby and the tabloid in 2005.

Constand accuses Cosby of drugging and molesting her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Her complaint wasn’t prosecuted until December, when a new district attorney reopened it and charged Cosby with sexual assault.

Cosby filed the lawsuit a day before a Feb. 2 criminal court hearing that included testimony from Constand lawyer Dolores Troiani .

The judge warned Cosby’s lawyers not to accuse Troiani of breaking the confidentiality agreement because she was subpoenaed to testify.

Troiani says she can’t comment on Cosby’s lawsuit. It’s unclear who represents Boca Raton, Florida-based publisher American Media Inc.

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