Nine Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit

Nine Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit

Less than two months after the state of Nevada changed its statute of limitations for civil cases regarding sexual assault, nine women accused disgraced comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

The plaintiffs say that Cosby carried out the assaults in Nevada between 1979 and 1992, and all of them claim that Cosby either drugged or attempted to drug them before the attack. The allegations in the suit bear similarities to the several accusations against Cosby in California, New Jersey, and most notably, Pennsylvania, where he was convicted for sexual assault and spent three years in prison before the conviction was overturned on the grounds that prosecutors had previously promised Cosby that he would not be charged.

The comedian who announced his intention to stage a comeback tour earlier this year now faces several civil suits in multiple states as more women come forward with their stories.

Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, told The New York Times that the latest suit against his client is motivated by an “addiction to massive amounts of media attention and greed” on behalf of the plaintiffs. Last year, Cosby lost a similar civil suit against Judy Huth, who claimed Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1975 when she was just 16 years old. Huth was awarded $500,000 in the decision.

In 2020, the state of California extended, then lifted, the statute of limitations for sexual assault filings in civil cases, which allowed Huth and other alleged victims of Cosby to open their suits against him. Just earlier this month, Playboy model Victoria Valentino also sued Cosby for sexual assault over an alleged attack in Los Angeles back in 1969.

Now that Nevada has followed similar legislative measures, more alleged victims now have the ability to pursue legal action against the serial assaulter. Hopefully, more states will follow this example and every victim’s story can come to light.

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