Invoice Cosby has been hit with a recent lawsuit accusing him of rape in 1972.
The comic and actor was launched from jail in June 2021 after a 2018 intercourse assault conviction was overturned on a technicality. It didn’t imply that he was exonerated of drugging and sexually assaulting his accuser Andrea Constand, the allegations of which he has denied.
Now, a lady referred to as Donna Motsinger who labored at a Bay Space restaurant within the ’70s has accused Cosby of drugging and raping her, Rolling Stone studies. Neither Cosby nor his representatives have responded to the claims on the time of writing.
Motsinger, who labored as a server at The Trident restaurant in Sausalito, California, claims within the lawsuit that the actor drugged her and despatched her dwelling with no garments on however her underwear.
The claimant alleges within the lawsuit that she met Cosby on the Bay Space institution and that he repeatedly visited the restaurant to see her. Motsinger claims that he invited her to his present on the Circle Star Theater in San Carlos and that Cosby picked her up in a limo.
It’s then alleged by Motsinger that Cosby gave her a glass of wine throughout the journey to the theatre. Cosby is claimed to have taken her to a dressing room Motsinger alleges that she started to really feel sick.
Within the following moments Motsinger alleges that the comic gave her what she thought was an aspirin however that after taking the tablet she started to fall out of consciousness. She alleges that she “knew she had been drugged and raped by Invoice Cosby”.
The lawsuit reads: “Within the limousine, Mr. Cosby sat close to the window and put his arms round her. The very last thing Ms. Motsinger remembers had been flashes of sunshine.
“She wakened in her home with all her garments off, besides her underwear on – no high, no bra, and no pants.”
Manufacturing firm Jemmin Inc., the now-dissolved MCA Inc., and Circle Star Theater Corp. are also named as defendants within the new lawsuit. The businesses have but not responded to the allegations.
Motsinger is in search of unspecified damages. Her lawyer Jesse Creed advised Deadline that the organisations “not solely offered a platform for Mr. Cosby to showcase his fame and fortune to lure in ladies, however then put their very own income over the security of their feminine visitors by turning a blind eye to Mr. Cosby’s alleged sexual assaults on ladies”.
Invoice Cosby pictured in 2018. CREDIT: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Photos
In June 2021 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket overturned Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction following an enchantment by his authorized staff
He was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting accuser Andrea Constand and vowed to serve all 10 years of his sentence relatively than acknowledge any regret.
Final 12 months 5 ladies filed a brand new lawsuit in opposition to Cosby over alleged sexual assault. Representatives of the actor have denied the legitimacy of these claims.
Lisa Bloom, an lawyer who represents one in every of Cosby’s accusers, mentioned in response to the overturned conviction in June 2021 that the ruling didn’t imply that he was harmless of what he’d been convicted of.
“It’s necessary to grasp that nowhere within the 79-page resolution did the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket say Invoice Cosby is harmless,” she mentioned [via Sky News]. “They didn’t say that he’s exonerated. They didn’t say that there was inadequate proof to convict him.
“As an alternative, they mentioned that he ought to by no means have been prosecuted within the first place as a result of a prosecutor a few years in the past, again in 2005, promised that he wouldn’t prosecute him.
“And a subsequent prosecutor then got here in and determined to do it. And in the end, Cosby was convicted. However that was the one cause within the courtroom’s resolution and no person ought to take this as a discovering of innocence.”
In the meantime, the 5 ladies who had beforehand alleged that the disgraced actor and comic had abused them, who filed a lawsuit final December, are Lili Bernard, Eden Tirl, Jewel Gittens, Jennifer Thompson and Cindra Ladd [via The Guardian].
Their lawsuit claims that Cosby had assaulted every of the ladies at numerous factors between the late ’60s and ’90s.
It’s mentioned in authorized paperwork that NBC, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Carsey-Werner Tv had been all complicit in Cosby’s alleged misconduct, and “facilitated the sexual assault of ladies” by refusing to watch his actions.
A spokeswoman for NBCUniversal, the community that aired The Cosby Present from 1984 to 1992, mentioned that the corporate wouldn’t touch upon authorized points. Neither Kaufman Astoria nor Carsey-Werner instantly returned telephone or e mail messages left by The Guardian in search of remark.
In the meantime, in June final 12 months a jury discovered Cosby responsible of the sexual battery of a 16-year-old woman within the ’70s [via Vanity Fair].
Cosby denied the allegations. The claimant was awarded $500,000.
For assist, recommendation or extra data concerning sexual harassment, assault and rape within the UK, go to the Rape Disaster charity web site. Within the US, go to RAINN.