Bill Cosby Countersues Seven Accusers for Defamation
Published Dec 14, 2015More than 50 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and the actor and comedian has now decided to try and save face by countersuing seven of them.
In new legal documents obtained today (December 14), Cosby claims that his accusers Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie defamed him and lost him some big paying projects.
The legal document (available here via Deadline) accuses the seven women of intentionally attempting to damage Cosby's reputation for financial gain. Cosby's lawyers claim he "neither drugged nor sexually assaulted" the women.
Further, the lawsuit alleges that the women's accusations were responsible for Cosby's lost projects with both NBC and Netflix:
Each Counterclaim Defendant induced both NBC and Netflix to postpone or cancel their contracts with Mr. Cosby by engaging in a campaign to assassinate Mr. Cosby's reputation and character by willfully, maliciously, and falsely accusing Mr. Cosby of multi decade-old purported sexual misconduct in an opportunistic attempt to extract financial gain from their allegations.
Earlier this year, a deposition from 2005 was unsealed. In it, Cosby admitted to purchasing Quaaludes that he intended to use on young women. He also admitted to drugging at least one woman.