Cosby Hit With New Assault Suit By ‘Cosby Show’ Actresses

ELKINS PARK, PA - DECEMBER 30: (EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout image provided by the Elkins Park, Montgomery County District Attorney's office,  William H. Cosby poses for a mugshot photo during his arraignment December 30, 2015 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Cosby was arraigned at 2:30 p.m. before Magisterial District Judge Elizabeth McHugh and charged with Aggravated Indecent Assault. Bail was set at $1 million under the condition that he surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim. Cosby was released.after posting $100,000, the required 10 percent of bail.  (Photo by Montgomery County District Attorney's Office via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Bill Cosby is facing new sexual-assault allegations, this time from multiple actresses who worked on “The Cosby Show.”
  • The new suit was filed Tuesday n New York.
  • “Each plaintiff was sexually assaulted and battered by defendant Bill Cosby in the same or similar manner when he used his power, fame, and prestige… to misuse his enormous power in such a nefarious, horrific way,” the filing reads.
  • The plaintiffs also allege that the studio actively “enabled and aided” Cosby in these alleged sexual assaults to preserve their financial stake in his celebrity.

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