Bill Cosby’s Rep Claims 9 Women Who Recently Sued The Comedian For Sexual Assault In Nevada Want Money & Attention: ‘We Will Not Continue To Allow These Women To Parade Various Accounts Against Mr. Cosby’
Bill Cosby is, once again, at the center of a sexual assault lawsuit.
According to reports, 9 women have filed a new lawsuit against legendary actor/comedian Bill Cosby in Nevada.
On Wednesday (Jun. 14), said victims Janice Dickinson, Lise-Lotte Lublin, Janice Baker-Kinney, Lili Bernard, Heidi Thomas, Linda Kirkpatrick, Rebecca Cooper, Pam Joy Abeyta, and Angela Leslie accused Bill Cosby of taking advantage of his “enormous power, fame, and prestige” to sexually assault them.
The recently-opened proceedings have come less than a month after Nevada’s Governor Joe Lombardo approved SB129, an act eliminating the civil statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases that involve individuals over the age of 18.
Some of the female plaintiffs listed in the latest court documents have (previously) brought misconduct claims against Bill Cosby in other states.
Lise-Lotte Lublin alleged that, in 1989, Cosby drugged her and forced himself on her in a Las Vegas hotel after she and the ‘Cosby Show’ phenomenon met for acting improv. Janice Baker-Kinney recalled falling unconscious after Cosby supposedly offered her barbiturates and waking up naked inside the Philadelphia native’s home as he groped her in 1982.
Heidi Thomas said that–upon coming to Cosby for guidance in the film/TV industry (in 1984)–he also gave her an alcoholic substance to aid her in “loosening up.” Subsequently, she allegedly slipped into a comatose-like state and awakened to the illustrious entertainer inappropriately having his way with her.
The story was (seemingly) the same for Lili Bernard, who believes that Cosby spiked what he said was a “nonalcoholic” drink.
Additionally, Janice Dickinson, Linda Kirkpatrick, Rebecca Cooper, Pam Joy Abeyta, and Angela Leslie recounted meeting Cosby and being invited to one-on-one settings (on separate occasions) where Cosby (ultimately) provided them with beverages that physically and mentally impaired them before the alleged immoral offense took place.
In response to the ladies’ legal action, Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, suggested that their motivation for the suit stemmed from “addiction to massive amounts of media attention and greed.”
He expressed in a statement,
“From this day forward, we will not continue to allow these women to parade various accounts against Mr. Cosby anymore without vetting them in the court of public opinion and inside of the courtroom.”
As you may know, the allegations are a few of multiple sexual assault claims brought against Cosby since the early 2000s. In 2018, he was found guilty on 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the conviction due to violations of his due process rights, and he was released in 2021.
Cosby made headlines at the top of this month (yet again) when former Playboy model Victoria Valentino detailed being given pills by the now-85-year-old before he brutally raped her in 1969.
Just last year, Lili Bernard, along with 5 other women, slapped Cosby and NBC (the home studio for ‘The Cosby Show’) with a lawsuit under a similar premise.
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