Comedian sues seven of his accusers for defamation

Embattled Comedian, Bill Cosby is taking action against seven of the women who have accused him of sexual assault or misconduct.


Bill Cosby, 78, has filed a defamation suit against Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie, according to his lawyer Monique Pressley.

In the suit, the actor claims the women made "malicious, opportunistic and false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him." He also claims each defendant "knowingly published false statements and accusations."

Cosby is also currently being sued for defamation by Janice Dickinson, a model, and was deposed earlier this year as part of a civil suit filed against him by Judy Huth.


Huth's attorney Gloria Allred told The Huffington Post in a statement reagrding the countersuit:

"Bill Cosby appears to be going to war against women who have sued him in Massachusetts  and who allege that he has victimized them. Although I do not represent the women in that  case, I do believe that in general that such a tactic will not deter courageous women from fighting the battle against him.”

The defendants named in Cosby's countersuit are just a few of the more than 50 women who have come forward with allegations of sexual assault or misconduct that span the last 30 years.


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