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NEWS
July 15, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
TWO MORE OF Bill Cosby's accusers have asked a federal judge to release the full transcripts from a 2005 civil case involving the embattled comedian. In a motion filed yesterday, Beth Ferrier and Rebecca Neal, both of whom accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them in the 1980s, joined a request filed last week by another accuser, Andrea Constand, to unseal the entire deposition transcripts from an assault-and-defamation case. Ferrier and Neal, who were witnesses in the Constand case before a private settlement was reached in 2006, argue that releasing the full transcripts would allow the women to better defend themselves against Cosby's public attempts to discredit them and dismiss their claims.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News
Stand by your man It must be difficult to be  Bill Cosby 's business manager these days, especially since his business manager is his wife,  Camille . Fifty-one years is a long time to be married to someone only to find out that they may be responsible for behavior so heinous you can't believe it. So, Camille Cosby is choosing not to believe it. According to an article in the  New York Post , she knows that Bill is...
NEWS
July 11, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
A mural on Broad Street in North Philadelphia depicts the Bill Cosby that Philadelphia once revered. The comedian stands tall in the 2008 Father's Day painting, his eyes kind and smiling, alongside civil rights leaders including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. In yet another sign of Cosby's fall from public grace, the mural will soon disappear. A Philadelphia native who attended Temple University on a track and field scholarship in the early 1960s, Cosby has long been a city icon.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
WHAT A DIFFERENCE 11 years makes. The last time the NAACP held its national convention in Philadelphia, in 2004, then-President George W. Bush turned down an invitation to speak - a spokesman complained of "rather hostile political comments" - and one of the highlights was a speech by Bill Cosby, hailed as "a philanthropist and a role model. " As the leading civil-rights organization returns tomorrow to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to launch its five-day 106th annual convention, the NAACP is making plans to welcome President Obama - as the nation's first black president sees rising approval numbers near the end of his second term - but it's highly doubtful that the scandal-scarred Cosby name will even come up. There will be plenty of other things to talk about.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee who lodged sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby in a 2005 lawsuit, now says she wants to publicly tell her story. In court filings Wednesday, Constand asked a federal judge in Philadelphia to void a confidentiality agreement in her settlement deal with the actor-comedian, saying he and his representatives had repeatedly violated its terms and had left her little recourse but to respond. She also asked for the release of a full transcript of a deposition Cosby gave in the case.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
ANDREA CONSTAND wants to talk about Bill Cosby. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia yesterday, lawyers for Constand moved to nullify a confidentiality agreement reached as part of an out-of-court settlement nine years ago. Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University basketball, had filed a civil suit against Cosby in 2004, demanding damages for a previous alleged sexual assault in the star's Cheltenham mansion....
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
THE BIG GAME this week remains "Disassociation. " Networks, organizations and people have been cutting their ties to Bill Cosby for months now, but given recent revelations that Cosby admitted offering Quaaludes to women with an expectation of sex, a rape survivor advocacy group called Preventing Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE) is petitioning the White House to revoke Cosby's 2002 Medal of Freedom. "For many years, President Obama has been a courageous leader in efforts to help victims of sexual abuse and prevent sexual violence on campus and in the military," PAVE executive director Angela Rose said in a statement.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Bill Cosby offered to pay college tuition for two women who alleged he drugged and sexually assaulted them, according to court filings unsealed this week. The scholarships were not intended to buy his accusers' silence, Cosby maintained in a 2005 deposition. But both offers were made immediately after the women confronted him about the alleged sexual encounters. His admission regarding the tuition payments could further complicate one of the 77-year-old actor-comedian's most visible philanthropic legacies - the millions of dollars he and his wife, Camille, have given to universities and individuals seeking college degrees.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
AT LAST, from Bill Cosby's own ugly mouth, we have his admission that he obtained sedatives to give to young women with whom he wanted to have sex. "I meet [her] in Las Vegas," he says of one of his accusers, a 19-year-old, in the 2005 court transcript obtained this week by the Associated Press . "She meets me backstage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex . . . I think she may very well have been happy to be around the show-business surroundings. " Maybe that's how Cosby lived with himself after every encounter involving himself, a beautiful young woman and the Quaaludes that put her into a stupor while Cosby allegedly roamed over her like a cigar-smoking Land Rover.
NEWS
July 9, 2015
I WAS wrong. Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt. He cheated on his wife, Camille. He cheated on his kids. He cheated on the people who fell in love with Dr. Huxtable, because they couldn't see any line of demarcation between him and his alter ego. He cheated on Philadelphia. He broke my heart. It's not as if my heart hasn't been broken before. I almost married a man who claimed to be something he was very clearly not - an honorable person. I grew up in a milieu where drinking and adultery and all the other "if it feels good do it" vices were common currency in the social market.
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