Bill Cosby seeks court sanctions against accuser over deposition leak

Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Barry Gutierrez (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby filed court papers on Tuesday calling for sanctions against a woman accusing him of sexual assault, saying she breached a confidentiality agreement and legal protocol in the public release of his full deposition from a 10-year-old civil case. Cosby, 78, made the filing in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia in answer to recent motions by Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who alleged that the comedian tricked her into taking drugs before he sexually assaulted her. (Writing and reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Additional reporting by Jonathan Stempel from New York; Editing by Sandra Maler)