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Bill Cosby Drops Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit Against Sex Assault Accuser Andrea Constand

Bill Cosby has dropped his breach of contract lawsuit against Andrea Constand, his accuser in a pending sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, which could have required her to give back the money he paid her in a 2006 civil settlement.

Cosby dropped the suit just ten days after a partial victory in the lawsuit when a federal judge ruled he could sue her for her Tweets, which Cosby had alleged violated a confidentiality agreement stemming from the 2006 civil settlement after Constand sued Cosby.

His attorneys filed a voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit – which also named Constand’s two attorneys and the National Enquirer – Thursday, offering no reasons for the withdrawal.

Cosby’s new attorney, Angela Agrusa, issued a statement saying, “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.” CLICK FOR MORE

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