Source Pravda.Ru

Bill Cosby accuser asks judge to open filings

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Lawyers for a woman suing &to=http://english.pravda.ru/letters/2003/04/02/45437.html' target=_blank>Bill Cosby on sexual-assault allegations complained to a judge Monday that the entertainer was getting "star treatment" in the court system.

Cosby has given at least three media interviews about the case and joked about it during a performance, yet has managed to keep damaging court filings sealed, the woman's lawyers argued.

"We are being prejudiced. Mr. Cosby went out and sought publicity," lawyer Dolores M. Troiani said. "Mr. Cosby is not entitled to star treatment."

The Associated Press has also intervened, asking the judge to lift his temporary seal on certain court filings.

Cosby's lawyer said the accuser wants depositions and other motions unsealed only to release "incriminating" and "salacious" information to the public.

"They're attempting to destroy a man's reputation before trial," lawyer Patrick J. O'Connor said.