Bill Cosby was dropped by his talent agency, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), months before documents surfaced in which the comedian admitted to getting Quaaludes in order to drug young women he wanted to have sex with, Deadline reported Wednesday. The agency was representing Cosby since 2012 and reportedly stopped working with the 77-year-old late last year.
CAA’s move has reportedly left Cosby without talent representation in Hollywood. Cosby, who testified in 2005 that he purchased powerful prescription sedatives to drug women, has denied all accusations against him. Since last November, 39 women have come forward accusing him of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago.
“We do not represent him at this time,” a CAA official told Deadline.
The Deadline report came the same day a Canadian woman, who accused Cosby of sexual assault, asked a court to make his entire testimony from the 2005 hearing public. Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, filed court papers in Pennsylvania district court, stating that Cosby violated a confidentiality agreement in their 2006 court settlement.
"The release of these documents will assist other women who have been victimized and bring awareness to the fact that sexual assault is not just committed with a gun or knife but is also committed by mentors who engage in exploitative behaviors," Constand's lawyer Dolores M. Troiani reportedly wrote in asking the judge to sanction Cosby and his lawyers.
Constand reportedly wanted the statement to be released so that other victims could have "a right to determine what if anything can be used as evidence in their respective cases."
Cosby has been facing criticism after his testimony was revealed. A sexual violence awareness group has demanded that the White House revoke Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“Bill Cosby does not deserve to be on the list of distinguished recipients,” a petition started by the group Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), which had received over 1,000 signatures as of late Wednesday, stated.
“We cannot yet give his accusers their day in court, but we can fight back in the court of public opinion. We urge the administration to take the unprecedented action of revoking this award,” it added.
Although dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, he has never been criminally charged, and the statute of limitations has expired on many cases.