A New York woman who’s suing her former divorce attorney over their torrid affair demands a list of his sex partners for the last decade.
The victim, Atesa Pacelli, has cited the 2005 case against Bill Cosby in which similar demands were made.
The comedian Bill Cosby was requested by the court to provide facts associated to the individuals he had sexual relationships with, going as far back as five years from the alleged sexual assault. Similar requests have been mentioned in the court papers submitted against Peter Cedeno.
Andrea Constand first sued “America’s Dad” in 2005 over an alleged 2004 assault. In a January 2006 judgment a federal court judge ordered Cosby to spill the beans concerning any extramarital relationships. It’s unclear whether Cosby ever provided the details.
They reached a classified settlement in Nov 2006. Later Constand cooperated with prosecutors to bring felony charges against Cosby. The case concluded with a mistrial in June.
As far as the Peter L. Cedeno case is concerned, Pacelli is hoping the Cosby judgment will be crucial for her suit against him. She alleges her attorney forced her into having intercourse when she was briefly separated from her partner.
She claims this is not the first time Mr. Cedeno used his position of power to take advantage of emotionally vulnerable clients, and is hoping the facts of his extra-martial relationships will help get justice for other people.
Her “inquiry into [Cedeno’s] sexual past is an obvious and logical means to find out proof of similar acts,” Pacelli says in court papers.
Pacelli is convinced that Cedeno had in the past “used his role as an attorney to pursue sexual relationships” including one with another client’s wife between 2010 and 2012.
Cedeno, aged 49, rejected the claims and said the probing of his love life is “irrelevant” to the case.
He is also countersuing for defamation.