Nine women sue Bill Cosby of $exual assault in lawsuit’ Nine women accused Bill Cosby of $exually assaulting them decades ago in a lawsuit filed in Nevada Wednesday after the US state dropped its statute of limitations on civil $exual abuse cases.
The lawsuit said the US comedian had used his “enormous power, fame and prestige” to isolate and $exually assault the women.
The women were each allegedly assaulted between 1979 and 1992 in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Reno homes, hotels and dressing rooms.
They were able to sue after Nevada scrapped the civil statute of limitations for $exual abuse cases involving adults on May 31. The state had previously imposed a two-year limit for those over 18 to bring forward their cases to court.
Nine women sue Bill Cosby of $exual assault in lawsuit
Cosby, 85, was a towering figure in late-20th century American popular culture and was once known as “America’s Dad” for his part on “The Cosby Show,” which ran from 1984-92.
He has been accused of predatory behaviour by dozens of women in allegations that stretch back decades.
Around 60 women have accused Cosby of being a calculating, serial predator who plied victims with sedatives and alcohol before assaulting them over four decades.