A girl who claims that disgraced comic Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986 filed a lawsuit in opposition to the actor, NBCUniversal and several other different firms in New York Dec. 30, in line with Spectrum News 1.
Stacey Pinkerton was a 21-year-old flight attendant and mannequin in 1986 when she claims that Cosby drugged her at a restaurant in Illinois and took her again to a resort room the place he sexually assaulted her whereas she was incapacitated.
In line with the report, Pinkerton says that she met Cosby in New York and he promised to assist her in her performing profession. She reportedly acted on the comic’s hit present, “The Cosby Present,” however her efficiency didn’t seem within the last broadcast.
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She alleges that Cosby invited her to a comedy present in Chicago months later, the place he kissed and touched her with out her permission.
“Cosby engaged in the identical or comparable sample of conduct along with his victims,” Pinkerton’s lawsuit says, “…together with expressing curiosity in advancing their careers, giving them roles on The Cosby Present, utilizing The Cosby Present and its filming areas as a way to entry, isolate, sexually harass, and sexually assault girls, utilizing medication to incapacitate his victims, and forcibly partaking in sexual acts with them with out their consent.”
Pinkerton’s lawsuit follows one other by a girl who was awarded $500,000 after suing the comic for an alleged sexual assault in 1975.
5 different girls have additionally filed lawsuits in opposition to Cosby throughout a one-year window which permits victims of sexual abuse to file complaints for allegations which are past the statute of limitations.
Seven different accusers have been awarded a settlement by Cosby’s insurers after alleging that Cosby and his representatives defamed them after they reported allegations in opposition to him.
Cosby has denied all allegations in opposition to him. His longtime spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, stated final week that Cosby “continues to vehemently deny all allegations waged in opposition to him and appears ahead to defending himself in courtroom.”
“As we have now all the time acknowledged, and now America can see, this isn’t about justice for victims of alleged sexual assault, it’s ALL ABOUT MONEY,” Wyatt wrote in an e mail to The Related Press. “We imagine that the courts, in addition to the courtroom of public opinion, will comply with the principles of legislation and relieve Mr. Cosby of those alleged accusations.”