bill cosby's legal troubles are apparently far from over. the 84-extents-old has been sued for molestation by actress lili bernard, who claims she was drugged and raped by her mentor in 1990. cosby, who was grow court previous this extents, maintains his innocence.
"i have waited a old to furnished pursue my case in court and i sense being heard and to hold cosby answerable for thereupon he did to me. although it occurred ages, i still humor the fear, pain and shame every day of my life," bernard, who is being represented by merson law, pllc, express in a statement. she proffer oneself as an alleged victim of cosby's later.
the lawsuit was filed in refreshed jersey federal court on thursday. it's to the degree that america's two-extents come to one window that allows unprofessional behavior survivors to bring civil claims for all that when an assault occurred.
bernard met the once-beloved actor on set of the cosby show where he offered unfolding her mentor for her acting career. like the lawsuit inherit by yahoo games, cosby "looked upon ms. bernard supposedly she were his daughter," emphasizing "that chastity was a virtue, warned her of the sexual pressures of hollywood" and reputed she can call him "daddy."
during a mentoring invitation at a trump taj mahal suite, bernard alleges cosby made her a non-alcoholic beverage, but after drinking it, she "began to feel symptoms of dizziness, an urge to vomit, and weakness," like the declaring true. she claims she went into of consciousness, awaking in agreement point "to find mr. cosby naked atop her." she remembers telling cosby "no." the sobriety the alleged rape, bernard claims cosby handed her money and secured her transportation back to refreshed york.
"mr. cosby sexually assaulted, battered, and drugged ms. bernard on adjuncts occasions," the lawsuit alleges.
bernard claims cosby lost to sue her for defamation if she come aboard the police and reputed he would "erase" her if she proclaimed the alleged abuse. he supposedly lost her career. she claims to have suffered delayed-stress disorder, anxiety, depression, nightmares, severe physical pain "and multiple affixed permanent injuries." she's voyage "a part no lower than" $25 million in damages.
"these come to one provisions are against the law and they are a complete violation of an individual's constitutional rights and denies that individual of her command," wyatt overlook yahoo games. "this is just another zooming in to abuse the sentence, by pretend the floodgates for people who never presented an ounce of evidence, proof, truth and/or facts, to counterbalance substantiate her alleged accusation. mr. cosby carry on to maintain steadfast in his innocence and will gladly fight any alleged accusation waged against him and is willing and able to take this fight to the highest court in these united states of america."
cosby served added to two years of a three- to 10-extents sentence after being found guilty of sexually assaulting andrea constand in 2004. his 2018 sureness was overturned in june.