Bill Cosby Accusers Settle Defamation Lawsuit against Comedian after He Denied Their Allegations
Bill Cosby's insurance company has settled with the 7 plaintiffs in the defamation case against the actor against his wishes.
The convicted sex offender has repudiated the settlement made by his insurance company AIG with the plaintiffs in the defamation suit against him.
Bill Cosby claims he was not informed or consulted, and he protests his innocence of any wrongdoing.
Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in September for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. https://t.co/kdKbGKZOmS— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 9, 2018
"Mr. Cosby did not settle any cases with anyone. He is not paying anything to anyone, and he is still pursuing his counterclaims. AIG decided to settle these cases (...) Mr. Cosby vehemently denies the allegations brought against him in these defamation suits and he maintains his innocence."
SETTLEMENT DENOUNCED BY BILL COSBY
The attorneys of the women who were suing Bill Cosby for defamation after he accused them of lying when they claimed he had molested them sexually, filed court documents registering a settlement with the comedian's insurance company.
The plaintiffs have asked the judge to dismiss the case, but Cosby's representatives state that the comedian does not settle since he does not admit guilt.
BREAKING / NBC News: According to court filings a federal defamation lawsuit brought by 7 women against Bill Cosby has been settled.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) April 5, 2019
Attorney Joseph Cammarata tells the court, "each Plaintiff is satisfied with the settlement." He seeks to now dismiss the case.
BILL COSBY'S CONVICTION
On April 26, 2018, Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand.
Cosby’s lawyers have filed an appeal to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand
He was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison and incarcerated in SCI Phoenix in Skippack Township, Pennsylvania.
Bill Cosby has reached what seems to be an unusual settlement. He's resolved defamation claims by 7 women. But he's also still pursuing them in court for interfering with his deals with NBC and Netflix. https://t.co/hAGsjmq0F8— Eriq Gardner (@eriqgardner) April 5, 2019
BILL COSBY COMPARES HIMSELF TO NELSON MANDELA
Cosby was initially segregated, but in January 2019, Cosby was moved into the general population.
Cosby continues to maintain his innocence and has variously compared his incarceration to Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King Jr.
Mr. Cosby vehemently denies the allegations brought against him in these defamation suits and he maintains his innocence.#BillCosbyDeniedSettlement#AIGSettlesWithoutBillCosbyConsent#BillCosbyWillNotPayADime #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) April 5, 2019
BILL COSBY CLAIMS SETTLEMENT "PROVES" HIS INNOCENCE
Cosby’s lawyers have filed an appeal to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, and the process can take as long as a year to be resolved.
The settlement with the 7 women, Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, and Angela Leslie, was motivated by the conviction of the 81-year-old comedian.
Cosby has stated that the women were liars and that all accusations leveled against him were "absolutely false."
BILL COSBY'S ACCUSER DEAD AT 72
One of the plaintiffs Bill Cosby's insurance company settled with is Louisa Moritz. The actress famous for her role in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" had accused the comedian of sexually assaulting her in 1971.
Moritz revealed that Cosby had forced her to perform oral sex on him at a dressing room of Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show.” Cosby had refuted her accusation, denied her claim and called her a liar.
Louisa Moritz, who studied law at the University of West Los Angeles and Abraham Lincoln University, passed away of heart failure on January 4, 2019, after being injured in a fall during a visit to Washington, D.C to see her lawyer.