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Bill Cosby Sued By Five Women for Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit

Bill Cosby Sued By Five Women for Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit

Bill Cosby is facing a new lawsuit by five women, two of whom worked on The Cosby Show.

After his 2018 sexual assault conviction the 85-year-old comedian served nearly three years in prison before the conviction was overturned and he was released from prison.

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The new lawsuit was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act which passed just last month. The act gives adult survivors of sexual abuse one year to sue their abusers even if the statute of limitations on their claims has expired.

“Each plaintiff was sexually assaulted and battered by defendant Bill Cosby in the same or similar manner when he used his power, fame, and prestige, including the power, fame and prestige given to him by [the] defendants … to misuse his enormous power in such a nefarious, horrific way,” the lawsuit states, per CNN.

“Now, these five Plaintiffs have come forward to stand up for themselves and others, after they were sexually abused and assaulted by Bill Cosby.”

The five plaintiffs name Bill Cosby, Kaufman Astoria Studios Inc., The Carsey-Werner Company and NBCUniversal Media as defendants in the 34-page lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

In 2014 and 2015, more than 50 women came forward with similar allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and then assaulted them.

Earlier this year, Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual abuse in the Judy Huth civil case where a 12-person panel awarded her $500,000 in damages.

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