Bill Cosby files petition saying rape accuser breached confidentiality agreement
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado on Jan. 17, 2015. Photo by Barry Gutierrez for 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)