Friday, December 5, 2014

Bill Cosby Counter Sues - Accuses Woman In Sex Claim Of 'Shakedown'

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Bill Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, has counter sued a woman who is suing the comedian for molesting her as a teenager, accusing her of "engaging in a shakedown".  He wrote in court papers that Judy Huth had tried unsuccessfully to sell the same story about the US comedian to a tabloid a decade ago.

He said the lawsuit brought by the claimant and her attorney followed a failed attempt to extort $250,000 from Cosby. In the document, Mr Singer dismissed the claims as "absolutely false". He is seeking damages for his celebrity client of more than $33,000.

The papers were lodged two days after Ms Huth launched her legal action claiming Cosby forced her to perform a sex act in 1974 when she was 15.

She alleges it happened in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion after Cosby gave alcohol to her and a 16-year-old friend.

The court filing from Mr Singer said he and Ms Huth's attorney, Marc S Strecker, had several conversations about the allegations in the weeks before the lawsuit was filed.

Mr Singer claimed Mr Strecker had demanded increasing amounts for his client, "jumping" from $100,000 to $250,000, in return for not bringing the lawsuit.

He said the claimant had "rushed to the courthouse and filed this baseless time-barred lawsuit once she knew that she and her lawyer had been accused of engaging in a shakedown".

Mr Strecker was not available for comment on Thursday.

Ms Huth's lawsuit stated she only recently discovered she had suffered psychological damage as a result of the incident, which under California law would allow filing of the case.

But Cosby's lawyer notes that since she had made her allegations 10 years ago to a media outlet "she cannot claim to have repressed memory".

Mr Singer wrote: "Plaintiff and her attorney have engaged in deliberate and egregious misconduct by filing an outrageous, stale lawsuit asserting specious claims that have been time-barred for decades."

Read more - MSN
Photo: Evan Vucci, AP

1 comment:

  1. Kudos to Fey! Alleged sexual predators like Bill Cosby and accused pedophiles like Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. must be apprehended before they have decades to prey upon our women and children. Sandusky is behind bars. But unfortunately, Sylvain Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts of 1st Degree Sodomy of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, is now a fugitive from the law. Victims of Child Sexual Abuse often suffer lifelong physical problems as well as the psychological and emotional trauma from their horrifying experiences. Male victims have 3x's the heart attack risk and 10x's the suicide rate. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% they must be stopped ASAP!


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