Bill Cosby could go back to jail after new lawsuit

Bill Cosby could go back to jail after new lawsuit. image: Twitter

Bill Cosby could go back to jail following a new lawsuit against him.

Bill Cosby could go back to jail after an actress who is among those who has accused the actor of alleged sexual abuse has filed a new lawsuit against him in federal court in New Jersey in which he claims compensation of $125 million.

The lawsuit comes four months after a Pennsylvania court overturned the comedian’s sentence for sexual abuse.

Cosby, 84, was sentenced in 2018 to ten years in prison, of which he had to serve at least three, for having sexually assaulted the Canadian Andrea Constand in 2004.

Constand is one of the more than 60 women who have denounced him.

Among that group of women is Lili Bernard, who has just filed a new lawsuit in which she accuses the actor of having raped and drugged her in New Jersey, according to various media.

Bernard said in a statement: “I have waited a long time to take my case to court and I hope to be heard and hold Cosby accountable for what he did to me. Even though it happened a long time ago, I still live in fear, pain and shame every day of my life.”

She has filed legal action following a New Jersey law that gave survivors of sexual abuse a two-year period to file civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers, regardless of when the abuse occurred.

The woman alleges that she met Cosby on the set of The Cosby Show and that he offered to be her mentor, around July 1990.  The following month, she says, Cosby met her at the Trump Taj Mahal hotel in Atlantic City, where he promised to introduce her to a producer who would help her with her career.

However, she alleges that once at the Cosby hotel he prepared a non-alcoholic drink for her, but as soon as she drank it, she began to “feel symptoms of dizziness, the urge to vomit and weakness.”

She also claims that she lost consciousness and that when she woke up she found Cosby undressing her and remembers saying no, after which she lost consciousness again.

According to the complaint, when Cosby woke up, he was raping her.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt assured NBC that he stands firm in his innocence, that he will “vigorously” fight any accusations against him and is willing to take this fight to the highest court in the country.

He noted that in 2015 prosecutors in New Jersey closed an investigation into Bernard’s rape allegations without charge.


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