Bill Cosby faces new sexual assault charges as nine other women appear in a new trial.
The lawsuit, filed in Nevada federal court on Wednesday June 14 by the Associated presscomes less than two months after the state revised its statute of limitations for civil sexual assault cases.
The nine women claim the assaults took place between 1979 and 1992 in hotel rooms, homes and locker rooms in Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe.
The lawsuit also claims Cosby, now 85, attempted to drug each of the women before the alleged assaults.
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One of the complainants, Lise-Lotte Lublin, had previously alleged that the former Cosby Show The actor raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 1989 after serving her an enriched drink.
“For years I have fought for survivors of sexual assault and today is the first time I will be able to fight for myself,” she said in a statement. Las Vegas Review-Journal. “With the new law change, I now have the ability to sue my abuser Bill Cosby. My journey has only just begun, but I am grateful for this opportunity to find justice.
These allegations add to the series of allegations calling Cosby a sexual predator, which culminated in his 2018 conviction for sexual assault in Pennsylvania.
The legendary comedian was released from prison in 2021 after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his conviction on a technicality.
Despite his release, the cloud of sexual misconduct allegations continues to hang over the former entertainer. As the legal landscape evolves, Cosby continues to face lawsuits in states where statutes of limitations for sex offenses were recently suspended or changed.
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In a case last year, a Los Angeles jury sided with Judy Huth, who accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was only 16 years old.
Cosby, who was 37 at the time of the alleged assault, was ordered to pay Huth a $500,000 settlement.
Earlier this month, Cosby faced another lawsuit from Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy model who alleged he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1969 after having dinner with him and his roommate. According to the lawsuit, the actor offered Valentino and his friend pills to make them “all feel better” before the alleged assault took place.
At present, the disgraced comedian has been accused of sexual assault by more than 60 women. Cosby, however, has always denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.
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