The five women who accused Bill Cosby if there were sexually abused of them decades ago filed a lawsuit against the comedian taking advantage of a new legal window of New York that allows the victims of this type of crime to go to Justice for one year even if the cases have prescribed.
Cosby, who has been accused by dozens of women and who in 2018 was sentenced to up to ten years in prison for a sexual assaulthe was released from prison in 2021 after a court overturned his conviction due to a civil agreement prior to invalidating the judgment.
This new demand also points to the group NBCUniversal, to studies Kaufman Astoria already the signature The Carsey-Werner Companywhich produced between 1984 and 1992 the popular “The Cosby Show”.
Two of the plaintiffs are former actresses on that show, including lily bernardwhich last year had filed another lawsuit for this reason in the state of New Jersey to try to obtain compensation from 125 million dollars.
Four of the assaults took place between the 1980s and 1990s, at the height of Cosby’s career, while the fifth dates back to 1969.
The five women denounce Cosby, 85, for sexual assault and batteryassuring that he forced them to maintain relationships or violated them, in some cases after drug them with a substance dissolved in your drinks.
In the case of the aforementioned companies, the applicants consider that they were negligent in not doing anything to prevent the abuses.
The action of these five women before the New York Justice comes after this state passed a law giving a one-year period to seek justice for sex crimes hitherto prescribed.
Under this regulation, for example, the former US president was sued last month donald trump by the journalist E. Jean Carroll, who accuses him of an alleged violation almost 30 years ago.
In a message sent to various US media, a lawyer for cosby He denied the allegations against his client and accused the plaintiffs of only seeking money.
In June of this year, a jury in california determined that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy Mansion nearly five decades ago. Judy Huth, now 64 years old, received $500,000 for damages after the jury in Santa Monica determined that Cosby had abused her in 1975, when she was barely 16 years.
The case is one of several legal actions still pending against Cosby, who has been accused of assault by dozens of women.
He was imprisoned in Pennsylvania in a separate criminal case in 2018, but was released when his conviction was overturned on a technicality. During two weeks of civil hearings, which Cosby did not attend, lawyers said this man once known as “America’s Dad” (the father from the United States) accompanied Huth and her 17-year-old friend, donna samuelsonto the mansion after meeting them on a film set.
Cosby denied any wrongdoing, and his lawyers pointed to apparent discrepancies in Huth’s account, including that both teens spent up to 12 hours in the mansion after the alleged assault. They also argued that Huth originally claimed the attack happened in 1974, when she was 15, but later claimed the attack happened a year later.
(With information from EFE)
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