One other girl information intercourse abuse lawsuit towards Cosby, NBC6 hours in the past
A lady who alleges Invoice Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986 sued the comedian-actor, NBCUniversal and different corporations Friday in New York, the place 5 different ladies filed an analogous lawsuit earlier this month.
Stacey Pinkerton says she was a 21-year-old flight attendant and mannequin that 12 months when she claims Cosby drugged her at a restaurant in Illinois and took her again to a resort room in Chicago. The lawsuit alleges Cosby “engaged in compelled sexual activity” along with her whereas she was incapacitated from the medication.
The lawsuit comes greater than a 12 months after Cosby left jail after his 2018 sexual assault conviction in Pennsylvania was overturned. Earlier this 12 months, a Los Angeles jury awarded $500,000 to a girl who stated Cosby sexually abused her on the Playboy Mansion when she was a teen in 1975.
Pinkerton says the alleged assault got here after she had met Cosby in New York and he promised to assist her profession. She says she had a task in an episode of The Cosby Present on NBC, however didn’t seem within the remaining edit.
Months after the alleged assault, Pinkerton stated Cosby invited her to his present at a Chicago theatre, the place she claims he forcefully kissed and touched her.
“Cosby engaged in the identical or comparable sample of conduct together with his victims,” Pinkerton’s lawsuit says, “together with expressing curiosity in advancing their careers, giving them roles on The Cosby Present, utilizing The Cosby Present and its filming areas as a way to entry, isolate, sexually harass, and sexually assault ladies, utilizing medication to incapacitate his victims, and forcibly partaking in sexual acts with them with out their consent.”
The lawsuit alleges that NBC, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Carsey-Werner Tv ought to have recognized Cosby was a hazard to ladies and failed to guard Pinkerton from him.
Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt stated Friday night time that Cosby “continues to vehemently deny all allegations waged towards him and appears ahead to defending himself in court docket.”
“As we’ve at all times said, and now America can see, this isn’t about justice for victims of alleged sexual assault, it’s ALL ABOUT MONEY,” Wyatt wrote in an e-mail to The Related Press. “We imagine that the courts, in addition to the court docket of public opinion, will observe the foundations of legislation and relieve Mr. Cosby of those alleged accusations.”
Representatives of NBCUniversal, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Carsey-Werner Tv didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Friday night time. All three corporations had been concerned within the manufacturing of The Cosby Present, Pinkerton’s lawsuit stated.
The lawsuits by Pinkerton and the 5 different ladies had been filed beneath New York’s one-year window for adults to file sexual abuse complaints for allegations that had fallen outdoors the statute of limitations to sue.
Cosby served practically three years in jail earlier than the Pennsylvania Supreme Courtroom overturned his conviction, discovering that he gave incriminating testimony in a deposition concerning the encounter solely after believing he had immunity from prosecution. The trial decide and an intermediate appeals court docket had discovered no proof of such immunity.
Seven different accusers obtained a settlement from Cosby’s insurers within the wake of the Pennsylvania conviction over a defamation lawsuit that they had filed in Massachusetts. Their lawsuit stated that Cosby and his brokers disparaged them in denying their allegations of abuse.