Bill Cosby, who was released from prison at the end of June, has become the subject of a new civil complaint in New Jersey from an actress accusing him of drugging and raping her more than 30 years ago and claiming $125 million in damages.
The anchor of “The Cosby Show” for years was released from prison on June 30, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sentence of a minimum of three years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee in Philadelphia.
This is the only case that has resulted in criminal charges, but Bill Cosby, 84, has also been implicated by dozens of women, including Lili Bernard, who testified at his trial.
In her complaint, which was filed on Thursday, the actress, who starred in ‘The Cosby Show,” claims that in August 1990, Bill Cosby arranged for her to meet him at the Trump Taj Mahal hotel-casino in Atlantic City (New Jersey), under the guise of meeting a producer.
In the hotel suite, the actor, who was then an icon of American popular culture, allegedly made her drink from a drink that would have rendered her unconscious, a process that has been echoed by other women’s allegations against the comedian. Bill Cosby was rapping Lili Bernard when she awoke, according to her.
Lili Bernard is currently relying on a New Jersey law that gave victims of sexual abuse a two-year deadline to file a civil lawsuit against their alleged abusers, which expires next month, regardless of seniority facts.
A rep for Cosby responded in a statement, saying that in 2015, New Jersey prosecutors closed an investigation into Lili Bernard’s charges without charging Bill Cosby, SurgeZirc France has learned.
Andrew Wyatt said, “This is yet another attempt to abuse the legal process, opening the floodgates for people who have never presented an ounce of evidence, testimony, truth and/or facts to back up their claims.”
In the civil case, Cosby could be tried in a Los Angeles County court, where he is being sued by another woman who filed a complaint in 2014, alleging a sexual assault in 1974.