Sunday, January 29, 2023

Another woman is suing Bill Cosby for sexual assault

A woman who claims Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1986 sued the actor, NBCUniversal and other companies Friday in New York, where five other women filed a similar lawsuit this month.

Stacy Pinkerton claims she was a 21-year-old flight attendant and model that year, and that Cosby drugged her at an Illinois restaurant and took her to a Chicago hotel room. The lawsuit claims Cosby “engaged in sexual intercourse” with her while she was incapacitated by drugs.

The lawsuit comes more than a year after Cosby was released from prison after a 2018 conviction for sexual assault was overturned in Pennsylvania.

Pinkerton claims the alleged assault occurred after Cosby met her in New York and promised to help her with her career. He says he had a role in an episode of NBC’s “The Cosby Show” but did not appear in the final cut.

Months after the alleged assault, Pinkerton said Cosby invited her to his show at a Chicago theater, where she claimed he forcibly kissed and groped her.

The Pinkerton lawsuit states, “Cosby engaged in the same or similar pattern of conduct with his victims,” ​​including expressing interest in furthering their careers, offering them roles on The Cosby Show, The Cosby Show and including using its film locations as a means. Accessing, isolating, sexually assaulting and sexually assaulting women, using drugs to incapacitate their victims, and forcibly performing sexual acts on them without their consent.

The lawsuit alleges that NBC, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Carse-Werner Television should have known Cosby was a danger to women and failed to protect Pinkerton.

Cosby’s spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, said late Friday that Cosby “continues to vehemently deny all of the allegations made against him and looks forward to defending himself in court.”

“As we’ve always said, and as America can see now, this isn’t about justice for victims of alleged sexual assault, it’s all about the money,” Wyatt wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

Representatives for NBCUniversal, Kauffman Astoria Studios and Carse-Werner Television did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Friday. All three companies were involved in the production of “The Cosby Show,” according to Pinkerton’s lawsuit.

The lawsuits by Pinkerton and the other five women were filed within New York’s one-year period in which adults can file sexual assault claims for time-barred allegations.

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