Bill Cosby files countersuit against seven accusers

Actor claims women who accused him of sexual assualt tarnished his reputation

Bill Cosby: Has taken legal action against accusers. Photograph: Reuters

Bill Cosby: Has taken legal action against accusers. Photograph: Reuters

 

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby on Monday filed a countersuit against seven women who had accused him of defaming them by saying they lied when they accused him of sexual assault, charging that they had tarnished his reputation.

The countersuit, filed in US District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, contends that the women defamed his “honourable legacy and reputation” by accusing him of sexual misconduct.

Reuters