The Cosby Show star faced questioning in 2005 and 2006 as part of a suit filed against him by Andrea Constand, who claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.

The case was settled out of court in 2006, but the sealed deposition was made public in 2015, revealing Cosby had confessed to buying sedatives to give to women he wanted to sleep with and had extramarital affairs.

The embattled actor was seeking to have the deposition made private again, but on Monday (15Aug16), a judge for the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled against him.

"The contents of the documents are a matter of public knowledge, and we cannot pretend that we could change that fact by ordering them resealed," the ruling reads.

The 79-year-old is facing felony charges of aggravated indecent assault, amid Constand's allegations.

The veteran comedian has been accused of rape, drugging and/or performing inappropriate sex acts by over 50 women. He has denied all the allegations.