Bill Cosby Drops Defamation Claims Against Accusers “To Focus On Other Matters”

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Bill Cosby Drops Defamation Claims Against Accusers “To Focus On Other Matters”

Currently incarcerated TV icon/comedian/activist Bill Cosby has decided to focus on the bigger picture regarding his legal troubles—including dropping the defamation claims he made against several accusers.

According to reports, Bill Cosby decided to drop the defamation claims he made against seven accusers “to focus on other matters”—which is likely referring to the appeal that he is currently trying his best to make happen.

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Court documents filed on May 31st state that the 2015 defamation case in Massachusetts is officially over. If you’ll recall, Cosby was furious that his insurance company settled with the women last month for an undisclosed amount.

At the time, he had this to say regarding the matter:

“AIG’s conduct is despicable and I can only imagine how terribly they’re treating their policyholders, who don’t have my means and my resources. It was proven by the Los Angeles Police Department that I was not at the Playboy Mansion on the date in question, and was not in the State of California. This woman’s supposed friend confirmed that she made up this story by denying that they knew her [Goins] and, most importantly, denying that they visited the Playboy Mansion with her.”

After previously objecting to any form of settlement and committed to pursuing his counterclaims, Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt stated that he dropped the case

“to focus on other matters.”

Cosby is currently appealing his conviction of sexual assault in September 2018.

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Authored by: Danielle Jennings