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Bill Cosby's attorney is not happy a deposition centered around his client has been made public.
Just a few days ago, the New York Times obtained and published highlights of a 2005 deposition Cosby gave in a civil suit brought against him by a woman accusing him of sexual assault. His words raised even more concerns from fans who have been following his scandal for several months.
"I think I'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them," Cosby is quoted in court documents, per the Times. When the attorney questioning him suggested that he was "making light of a very serious situation," he reportedly replied, "That may very well be."
Cosby's team has yet to comment on the New York Times article.
While the deposition may give readers a new perspective on the comedian, his attorneys insist the documents should have never been made public in the first place.
According to new documents obtained by NBC News, his attorney says that the alleged victim in a federal lawsuit has "made a mockery" of a confidentiality agreement as part of a settlement between the woman and Cosby.
As a result, they will seek relief for these violations and ask a judge to strike down the victim's request to be released from the confidentiality agreement.
"The plaintiff's motion is a sham and an obvious attempt to have her cake and eat it, too," Cosby's attorney said in court docs, per NBC News. He added the confidentiality agreement "was not secrecy, but rather the receipt of money, which she still has."
Cosby has not been charged with a crime and has denied the decades-old allegations of sexual assault and attempted sexual assaults that have surfaced over the past year.