LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nine more women sexually assaulted Bill Cosby in a lawsuit alleging he used his “great power, fame and prestige” to harm women is accused of
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, says the women were individually drugged and assaulted in their homes, locker rooms and hotels in Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe from approximately 1979 to 1992. claim.
One woman claims Cosby was her acting mentor, lured her from New York to Nevada, forced her to drink purportedly non-alcoholic fizzy cider in a hotel room, and then raped her. are doing.
The 85-year-old former ‘Cosby Show’ star is now accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by more than 60 women. She denies all allegations of her sex crimes. He was the first celebrity to be tried and convicted during the #MeToo era and spent nearly three years in a state prison near Philadelphia before a superior court overturned his conviction and was released in 2021. .
Earlier this year, a Los Angeles jury awarded $500,000 to a woman who claimed she was sexually abused by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 16.
The Nevada lawsuit comes just weeks after Gov. Joe Lombardo signed a bill that would eliminate the two-year deadline for filing adult sexual abuse lawsuits. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states pursuant to other “retroactive statutes.”
One of the plaintiffs, Reese Lotte Lublin, from Nevada, insisted on the change. She had previously claimed that Cosby gave her a spiked drink and raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 1989.
The Associated Press doesn’t identify people unless they come forward publicly claiming they’ve been sexually assaulted.
In a statement quoted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Lotte-Lublin said, “I have fought for victims of sexual assault for many years, but today is the first time I am able to fight for myself. I can,” he said. “New law changes allow me to bring my perpetrator, Bill Cosby, to court. My journey has only just begun, but I am grateful for this opportunity to find justice.” .”
In California, a former Playboy model who claims Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her and another woman in her home in 1969 has passed a new California law to suspend the statute of limitations on sexual abuse claims. filed a complaint against Mr. Cosby on June 1.
Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt condemned such laws in a statement Wednesday.
“Mr. Cosby is a citizen of these United States, but these judges and lawmakers are not fighting for their victims, but for their addiction to mass media attention and greed.” We consistently allow these civil lawsuits to flood us with legal papers knowing we are fighting for them,” Wyatt said. .
“From today onwards, we will not allow these women to release different testimony regarding different allegations against Cosby without scrutiny in public opinion courts or in court,” Wyatt said. .
In the latest lawsuit, the women said Cosby was “interested in using his immense power, fame and prestige to help them and their careers as an excuse to isolate themselves and commit sexual assault.” I argued that there was.”
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