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Bill Cosby sued by 9 more women in Nevada for decades-old alleged sexual assault


Nine other women have accused Bill Cosby – an American comedian, actor and media personality – of sexually assaulting them decades ago, in a lawsuit filed in Nevada, after the US state enacted a statute of limitations on abuse cases. lower civil sex.

The lawsuit court said the alleged assaults took place between 1979 and 1992 in various locations in Nevada including a dressing room, hotel rooms, Reno and Lake Tahoe homes. The comedian used his “enormous power, fame and prestige” to isolate and sexually assault the women, he added.

Earlier, about 60 women accused Cosby of being a serial predator who sedated victims with alcohol before assaulting them after Nevada enacted a “lookout” law that removed a two-year window for sexual assault victims to come forward. bring civil claims.

The women’s group is also trying to seek justice in the courts, by asking the states to give them more time to pursue civil damages.

Cosby, 85, was a famous figure in late 20th century American popular culture, and was known as “America’s Dad” for his role in the 1980s television comedy “The Cosby Show.”

Cosby was previously convicted in 2004 when a Pennsylvania jury found him guilty in 2018 of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater Temple University, but was released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out his case in 2021, ruling that he should. not facing charges after striking a non-prosecution deal with a previous district attorney years earlier.

Cosby’s spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, criticized the Nevada accusers and their lawyers, in part for filing the lawsuit just before the June 19 holiday for the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

“It is disappointing to see that these alleged detractors are able to cash in on false allegations against Mr. Cosby,” Wyatt said in a statement. alleged allegations against him.”

(With input from agencies)

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Updated: 18 June 2023, 11:57 PM IST

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