Constand's attorney, Dolores Troiani, said she had no comment. Attorneys for Cosby did not return phone calls yesterday.
Constand was director of operations for the Temple women's basketball program when she met Cosby, one of the school's most famous alumni and a trustee.
She alleged she was visiting Cosby's Main Line mansion in early 2004 when he gave her pills that he said were "herbal medication" to help her cope with stress. After consuming the pills, she said, she felt hazy but remembered Cosby touching her breasts and genitals.
A year later, Constand, a Canadian, reported her allegation to police in Ontario. After investigating, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. decided not to file criminal charges, saying the case against Cosby was weak.
Constand sued Cosby one month later, in March 2005. She sought an unspecified amount of money on allegations of sexual assault and of defamation stemming from statements that Cosby and his agents made about her to news outlets.
As the case's notoriety grew, 13 other women came forward with similar allegations. All were prepared to serve as witnesses in Constand's case.
In legal filings, Cosby denied assaulting Constand. He said the two were acquaintances who sometimes dined alone together or with friends.
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