Former model and aspiring model Amanda Knox will testify against comedian Bill Cosby in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The civil suit, which seeks more than $3 million in damages, says Knox violated her nondisclosure agreement in 2007 by telling a friend she was taking a drug that made her sleepy and confused.
It also alleges Knox violated an agreement she made with the comedian in 2010 to keep her professional life separate from her marriage to former model Andrea Constand.
The suit was filed on behalf of Knox and her ex-husband Anthony Constand, who is the subject of a separate civil suit filed by Knox in New York.
Knox, who has since divorced her former husband, has said she had consensual sexual encounters with Constand before she filed the lawsuit.
The case against Cosby has been a lightning rod for critics and accusers alike since the comedian was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Confield.
The comedian’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, has repeatedly said the lawsuit is not about Constand and that it is about the woman who accuses him of sexual assault.
The woman, Andrea Conwell, filed the civil lawsuit in April against Cosby and his then-wife, Camille Cosby, saying the pair conspired to keep the pair apart during their marriage.
In court papers, the woman said Cosby sexually assaulted her in 2004 at his home in New Jersey, and he also sexually assaulted and assaulted Constand in 2007 when she was pregnant.
Andrea Constons lawyers have argued the suit is frivolous.
“There’s a lot of smoke in this case,” Geragos said Wednesday.
“This is an opportunity to get a lot more answers about the events that happened that night.”
The civil lawsuit alleges that Constand was asleep when Cosby pulled down her pants and underwear and fondled her genitals, that she was “fondled” while in his hotel room and that Cosby took photos of her in her underwear.
The lawsuit alleges Constand also alleges that she awoke from a coma in 2007 after being attacked by Cosby and that her unborn child died.
Amanda Knox in 2007.
(Photo: Getty Images) Knox, a British-born model, has been accused of druggling and assaulting Constand during their four-year marriage in the early 1990s.
The former model has said Constand broke off their marriage because of her addiction to the drug Rohypnol.
Knox has said the two of them had consensual sex but that it was consensual in the sense that she wanted to have a relationship with Confield and she felt her relationship with the couple had grown and improved after she and Constand moved to Los Angeles.
The couple was married in 2004.
They divorced in 2013 after nearly three years of marriage, and in the suit, Constand’s lawyer alleges that Knox’s lawyers “lied about the nature and extent of their relationship and concealed the truth about their relationship from their clients and from the public.”
The lawsuit also says that after Constand filed for divorce, Knox told a friend that she had “an addiction to Rohypnyls and was unable to take them anymore.”
According to the lawsuit, Knox also told the friend she believed that “one of the reasons for her divorce was that Amanda Knox had an affair with the actor Anthony Conforti, a notorious child molester who has been convicted of numerous sexual assault and abuse charges and was released from prison in 2013.”
Knox has not been criminally charged in connection with the sexual assault charges.
Amanda ‘s lawyers have said she did not know Constand had an illicit relationship with Knox.
The lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.
The Cosby accuser has faced a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans since the case came to light.
Cosby has repeatedly denied that the alleged assault took place and has called the allegations false.
In February, a federal judge in Philadelphia denied the comedian’s request to dismiss the lawsuit and said that he was entitled to his privacy.
In July, a California appeals court overturned the state’s ruling, finding that the allegations were false and a violation of Constands privacy rights.
The decision was a victory for Constand after the case had been in the courts for nearly three months.