On Monday, five women filed a lawsuit against Bill Cosby in New York. They accused the comedian of sexual assault.
The women, who are identified as Eden Tirl, Lili Bernard, Jennifer Thompson, and Cindra Ladd, are suing various media companies and organizations, including NBC Universal.
According to the lawsuit, each of the women was sexually assaulted by Bill in the same manner that he used his power and fame to abuse his position and reputation.
The women, who are from different backgrounds, came forward to share their experiences with Bill in an attempt to stand up for themselves.
The women's claims date back to the 1980s or 1990s, when "The Cosby Show" was aired on NBC. One of the allegations relates to an incident that allegedly happened in 1969.
One of the women who brought the lawsuit against Bill was Bernard, who used to be a guest on "The Cosby Show." She first accused the comedian in 2015. She then filed a lawsuit against him in 2021.
The lawsuit was filed under New York's Adult Survivors Act, which provides a one-year window for people who have previously accused sexual abusers to file civil lawsuits. The law was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in November.
When signing the legislation, Hochul stated that it was important for the state to recognize the impact of sexual abuse on the victims of crime. She added that she was proud to sign the legislation, which aimed to create an environment that would make them feel safe. Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Bill, called the lawsuit a "frivolous" attempt to sue the comedian.
In response to the lawsuit, Bill's attorney, Andrew Wyatt, said that the comedian is not being treated fairly by the courts. He noted that the allegations are not about the victims' rights to be heard, but about money. He also said that the comedian will defend himself in court.
According to the Daily Wire, a civil lawsuit against Bill was filed in July. A jury in Los Angeles ruled that the comedian was liable for his alleged sexual misconduct.
Judy Huth, who is now 64 years old, had accused Bill of sexual abuse when she was in the mid-30s. She first filed a lawsuit against the comedian seven years ago.
Last year, Bill's conviction was thrown out following his conviction for drugging and molesting a Temple University employee. He was then released from prison.
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