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Bill Cosby accuser to be sued by ex-prosecutor

An attorney for Bruce L. Castor says the complaint will claim Andrea Constand sued Castor for defamation in 2015 so he would lose the prosecutor’s race

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Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.,Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby’s accuser in Philadelphia.

An attorney for Bruce L. Castor says the personal-injury complaint will claim Andrea Constand sued Castor for defamation in 2015 so he would lose the prosecutor’s race. The winner, Kevin Steele, had criticised Castor’s handling of the Cosby case.

Castor’s lawyer James Beasley Jr tells The Philadelphia Inquirer paperwork filed earlier this month will lead to a lawsuit seeking more than $50,000 (Dh183,613) in damages.

A lawyer representing Constand’s attorneys says the potential lawsuit sounds “legally deficient.”

Cosby is charged with knocking out Constand with pills and sexually assaulting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. He says the encounter was consensual.

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