Bill Cosby accuser files new lawsuit over 1990 assault
A Bill Cosby accuser filed a new lawsuit accusing the actor of sexual assault in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1990, before the state’s two-year window to file old sexual assault claims expires.
Artist Lili Bernard said Cosby’s recent release from prison partially prompted her decision. In June, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s 2018 conviction on procedural grounds.
“When Bill Cosby was released, it retraumatized me, it terrified me. I was really horrified for any woman or girl that would come into contact with him,” Bernard said. “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court let a predator back on the streets.”
A spokesperson for Cosby said that the “look-back” windows, like the one passed in New Jersey, violate a person’s right to due process.
“This is just another attempt to abuse the legal process, by opening up the flood gates for people who never presented an ounce of evidence,” said spokesperson Andrew Wyatt.