In that suit, Cosby claimed that the women made “malicious, opportunistic and false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him”, as well as “knowingly published false statements and accusations”.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court contends that Johnson falsely accused Cosby of drugging her at his home in NY to have sex with her in an attempt to “revive her flagging career as a model, actress and public personality”.
Cosby’s attorney Monique Pressley didn’t immediately comment.
Earlier this year Atlanta’s Spelman College confirmed that it has canceled a professorship associated with Bill Cosby and returned the money after the Associated Press and the New York Times obtained documents in which Cosby detailed his provision of drugs to young women with whom he wanted to have sex.
Johnson went into detail in a Vanity Fair piece a year ago, recalling he invited her over to his home to read lines ahead of an audition for The Cosby Show but the night turned sinister.
In addition to monetary damages, Cosby is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction preventing Johnson from publishing the material regarding the actor in her book.
It’s said that the model is gaining some income from speaking out against Bill Cosby.
There, she went on, he allegedly drugged her coffee – claims she repeated on various TV news programmes, including ABC’s Good Morning America and Nightline.
Johnson is one of more than 50 women who have accused the 78-year-old of drugging and, in some cases, sexually assaulting them.
That’s because statements that Cosby’s accusers have engaged in “innuendo” or are otherwise motivated by greed are mere opinions, according to Hill’s legal request to dismiss the lawsuit.
Model Beverly Johnson poses at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California January 3, 2015.
Hill appeared in the “Picture Pages” educational videos with Cosby in the 1980s when she was a teenager.
A Las Vegas casting agent has joined the growing number of women filing suit in MA claiming they’ve been defamed by Bill Cosby.
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