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Bill Cosby Faces New Lawsuit; Alleged Victims Finding Ways to Go to Court

Bill Cosby is facing another civil suit over defamation involving allegations he sexually assaulted a woman, then called her a liar when she went public. (Photo: Getty)

Bill Cosby is facing another civil suit over defamation involving allegations he sexually assaulted a woman, then called her a liar when she went public. (Photo: Getty)

Bill Cosby was sued by another alleged victim yesterday, after a trial court opened the door to defamation claims against the comedian. He’s called accusers “liars” after they told harrowing tales of drugging, rapes and sexual assaults.

The latest plaintiff, Kristina Ruehli told of her encounter with Cosby last year in Philadelphia magazine.

Cosby’s lawyer responded calling her allegations “unsubstantiated, fantastical stories,” providing the basis for defamation, according her suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mass.

“It is one thing for an accused sexual assailant to remain silent and allow the legal process, or public opinion, to run its course,” court paper state.

“[B]ut it is quite another for him to unleash his agents to deny that he attacked the plaintiff and other women, to invite others to republish his statements, and to brand them as unreliable liars,” the suit adds.

The case is similar to a lawsuit filed by former supermodel Janice Dickenson, in Los Angeles Superior Court. She scored a major victory earlier this month when a judge ordered Cosby and his lawyer to give pre-trial depositions in the case.

Dickenson alleged last November that he drugged and raped her in 1982 in a Lake Tahoe hotel room. Cosby, through a lawyer called the charge a “complete lie.”

Ruehli said Cosby also drugged and sexually assault her in his California Home in 1965.

Their among more than 50 women have accused the comedian of sexually assaulting them after plying them with drugs or alcohol. The allegations span his decades-long career. The 78-year-old actor is best known for his role in the 1980s hit sitcom “The Cosby Show.”

Cosby has yet to face criminal charges, although an investigation was launched last month in Philadelphia involving an alleged incident that took place in 2004, according to the local CBS News affiliate.

Cosby admitted he bought drugs to ply women for sex in a previously sealed legal deposition in an unrelated civil suit. The deposition was unsealed by a judge, opening the floodgates to other lawsuits

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