Here’s the Countersuit Bill Cosby Just Filed Against Seven of His Accusers
Actor/comedian/educator/philanthropist Bill Cosby, his reputation in tatters due to repeated allegations of sexual assault, has taken a step to try to repair that reputation today.
In response to a defamation suit initially filed by Tamara Green and joined by six more of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, Cosby has filed a countersuit (below) seeking a retraction of their statements along with the maximum compensatory and punitive damages allowed by law.
Cosby’s countersuit alleges that the accusers made no effort to seek criminal or civil penalties for the alleged acts until after news spread in 2014 of his impending return to television with another series on NBC. Only then, according to the countersuit, did the seven women come forward with their stories of sexual assault.
In a press statement announcing the countersuit, Cosby’s attorney, Monique Pressley, says that “Mr. Cosby states plainly that he neither drugged nor sexually assaulted the defendants and that each defendant has maliciously and knowingly published multiple false statements and accusations from Fall 2014 through the current day in an effort to cause damage to Mr. Cosby’s reputation and extract financial gains.”
My statement re today's lawsuit filed by @BillCosby against all 7 accusers in Massachusetts lawsuit. pic.twitter.com/XRYoV4gXpC
— Monique Pressley (@MoniquePressley) December 14, 2015
Cosby has never been charged with a crime and has denied accusations of sexual assault. Numerous women have stepped forward with claims that he drugged and molested them.
The countersuit was filed in the Federal District Court for Western Massachusetts, where Cosby now lives. The details of the counterclaim begin on page 77 of the court filing.
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