Cosby accusers support transcript's release

Cosby mural at 52nd and Market was removed after complaints. (VINNY VELLA / DAILY NEWS STAFF)

FORMER JANE DOES from Andrea Constand's civil suit against Bill Cosby filed a motion in federal court yesterday supporting the release of the full transcripts of depositions in the case.

Beth Ferrier, a former model from Denver who first told her story to the Daily News in 2005, and Rebecca Neal of Las Vegas filed the motion yesterday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

"The Jane Doe Witnesses merely seek to clarify that they have no objection to [Constand's] attempt to unseal [Cosby's] entire deposition transcript even though they likely are mentioned in the deposition transcript itself," attorney Joyce Collier wrote.

After requests from the Associated Press, Judge Eduardo Robreno unsealed part of the deposition this month. Cosby's attorneys have appealed its release.

Ferrier and Neal both accused Cosby of drugging and assaulting them in the mid-1980s.

Meanwhile, Cosby's legacy continued to erode about 4 miles down Market Street from the federal courthouse.

A mural of Cosby painted on a support column for SEPTA's Market-Frankford El at 52nd and Market streets in West Philly was removed due to complaints from nearby residents, according to Heather Redfern, a SEPTA spokeswoman.

"Based on the informal comments we received, we decided we should be sensitive to what the community wanted, and we decided to remove his image from the column," Redfern told the People Paper.

Crews painted over Cosby's face about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Redfern said. His mural was part of a series honoring notable Philadelphians, including singers Teddy Pendergrass and Patti LaBelle.


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