Cosby wants data on 9 accusers

April 19, 2005

 

 

 

 

 



By NICOLE WEISENSEE EGAN weisenn@phillynews.com
Bill Cosby 's attorneys want the names, phone numbers and addresses of 
nine women who claim the entertainer assaulted them.
In a court filing two weeks ago, Cosby accuser Andrea Constand's 
attorneys, Bebe Kivitz and Dolores Troiani, disclosed that they have at 
least 10 new witnesses.
One woman, California attorney Tamara Green, already has gone public 
with her story, claiming Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her more 
than 30 years ago. Constand's attorneys want to keep the identities of 
the nine other women secret.
Cosby attorneys Patrick O'Connor and George Gowen said Troiani and 
Kivitz have violated the federal rules of civil procedure of disclosure 
by identifying the nine women only as "Jane Does," they said in a 
memorandum and motion filed Friday in federal court here.
"Plaintiff is attempting to tailor the civil litigation to her own 
wishes," the memo said.
"She publicly filed a complaint against a public person. Now, however, 
she wishes to keep portions of the litigation secret, for no reason of 
her own. In fact, she apparently hopes to keep portions of the 
litigation secret from defendant himself. Plaintiff's tactics cannot be condoned. "
Neither Troiani nor Kivitz was available for comment yesterday.
Constand, 31, has accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her 
at his mansion in Elkins Park in January 2004.
The former Temple University employee waited a year before reporting 
the allegations.
In February, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. 
said he was not filing criminal charges against Cosby. Constand filed 
the civil suit against Cosby last month.
Also, yesterday, U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno allowed Cosby's 
Pennsylvania attorneys to add another member to their legal team. New 
York attorney Andrew Schau has signed on as an associate counsel.
Schau was one of Cosby's attorneys when Autumn Jackson was on trial for 
extorting money from the entertainer, whom she claimed was her father.
Cosby testified during the trial, admitting he had had an affair with 
Jackson's mother, Shawn Upshaw, but denied having fathered Jackson. *
 

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