Although many of the headlines over the past week have focused on the criminal charges against Bill Cosby, many are unaware that the entertainer is also facing a civil suit. This lawsuit was brought by seven women who claim that Cosby had sexually assaulted them between 1969 and 1992. Cosby’s wife and business manager, Camille Cosby, will now be required to testify per a court order last week.
A Huge Number of Claims
In 2014, a recording of comedian Hannibal Buress went viral; the recording was a stand-up routine he performed about the numerous sexual assault allegations surrounding Cosby. Since then, dozens upon dozens of women have come forward with claims about the entertainer. However, most of these claims were either past the statute of limitations, or featured a lack of substantiated evidence. Criminal charges were filed last week, just days before the statute of limitations ran out on that particular case.
A Hefty Civil Suit
The seven women who filed the suit have claimed that Cosby defamed them, as he publicly called them liars after they stepped forward with their accusations. Cosby has countersued, calling the women’s accusations “malicious, opportunistic, false and defamatory.” Cosby’s lawyers filed a motion in an effort to prevent Camille from testifying, but the federal judge in the case denied this motion, claiming that she was not protected by spousal disqualification laws. As his wife of 52 years, and his business manager, Camille’s testimony could play an integral role in the outcome of the case.
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If the plaintiff’s claims are true, then they have a right to pursue fair compensation for the harm that Cosby’s actions have caused them. If you or someone you love has been hurt due to the negligent or intentional actions of another, call Adler & Manson today. With more than 65 years of combined experience, you can be sure that our Kansas City personal injury lawyers know what it takes to pursue the best possible results in your case.
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