Bill Cosby is ready to get back to work.
Defense attorney, Angela Agrusa, laid out Cosby’s potential career future in a legal brief filed Thursday (Nov. 10). Argusa is fighting to keep documents from Cosby’s former agency sealed in the defamation case brought against him by several accusers.
The plaintiff’s contend that Cosby’s career is no longer active, and therefore wouldn’t be affected by the release of documents from Creative Arts Agency. The paperwork purportedly includes Cosby negotiating fees for his live performances and canceling gigs amid accusations of sexual assault and misconduct.
Argusa countered the claim writing, ”Plaintiffs’ argument that Mr. Cosby has no basis to protect this information because he has no potential agreements or performances on the horizon is baseless,” Agrusa wrote, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“When Mr. Cosby is cleared from all liability and charges, and the impact of Plaintiffs’ defamatory conduct has subsided, he expects to resume his career, and there is no reason to believe otherwise,” the brief continues. “But disclosure of this type of financial and business information is irreversible. Even after his name is cleared, if released to the public, this information would improperly restrain his employment and tie his hands for renegotiation.”
The 79-year-old comedian’s career resurgence, comes amid news that the Cosby Show will return to syndication via Bounce TV. Several cable networks dropped the sitcom in wake of sex assault allegations lodged against Cosby.