5 ladies are suing Invoice Cosby for sexual abuse, assault and battery beneath New York’s Grownup Survivors Act, which opened up the door for authorized motion on decades-old instances.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in New York state courtroom, the ladies allege that the comic “used his energy, fame, and status” in “a nefarious, horrific approach” to abuse them.
The swimsuit additionally names NBCUniversal Media LLC and two different manufacturing corporations as defendants, arguing that the businesses, which aired Cosby’s tv program, “enabled and aided” Cosby’s sexual assaults.
“Over the course of a number of many years, Invoice Cosby engaged within the serial sexual assault of dozens of ladies for his sexual gratification whereas the co-defendants enabled and aided these sexual assaults to profit financially by their affiliation with Invoice Cosby,” the lawsuit states.
Two of the plaintiffs accusing Cosby — Lili Bernard and Eden Tirl — have been actresses on “The Cosby Present” and filed together with Jewel Gittens, Cindra Ladd and Jennifer Thompson.
“Now, these 5 Plaintiffs have come ahead to face up for themselves and others, after they have been sexually abused and assaulted by Invoice Cosby,” the swimsuit says.
Cosby’s spokesperson denied the allegations in a press release to CNN.
The swimsuit is the most recent introduced beneath the New York Grownup Survivors Act, which has lifted the statute of limitations on sexual assault claims for a one-year window within the state.
One current swimsuit accuses billionaire Leon Black of raping a lady within the dwelling of the late Jeffrey Epstein 20 years in the past, whereas two others filed by Epstein accusers say Deutsche Financial institution AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co. enabled intercourse trafficking operations. Black’s authorized group has denied the allegations. Deutsche Financial institution stated the claims towards it lack advantage, whereas JPMorgan Chase declined to remark.
Author E. Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit accusing former President Trump of raping her within the mid-Nineteen Nineties. Trump has denied the allegations.