Bill Cosby, accused serial rapist who may or may not be “completely blind,” has dropped the breach-of-contract suit against Andrea Constand, one of the many women who has publicly accused him of assault.
People reports he filed a suit in February of this year that claimed “Constand, her mother, and attorneys [broke a] confidentiality agreement negotiated in 2006...when they spoke to the Montgomery County district attorney’s office last summer.” Had the suit not been dropped, there is a chance that Constand would have been forced to pay back the money “he paid her in a 2006 civil settlement.”
In a statement, Cosby’s attorney said:
“Last week, Judge Robreno denied in substantial part the motions to dismiss filed by American Media, Inc. (publisher of the National Enquirer), Andrea Constand, and her lawyers. 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.”
Not long after the suit was filed, Constand’s attorneys called it a case of “bullying” and “intimidation.” Cosby’s next hearing is scheduled for early September.