Nine Women File Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby Alleging Sexual Assault and Sexual Battery

Posted on June 15, 2023

Attorneys for nine women have filed a civil lawsuit on their behalf against William “Bill” Cosby Jr. alleging the former actor and comedian sexually assaulted and sexually battered each them. Filed in in the United States District Court, District of Nevada, Southern Division, the women allege in their complaint that the incidents of sexual abuse occurred between 1979 and 1994 after Cosby offered to help each of  them with their careers as a pretext to isolate them.

Lise Lotte-Lublin, Lili Bernard, Janice Baker-Kinney, Rebecca Cooper, Linda Kirkpatrick, Janice Dickinson, Angela Leslie, Pam Joy Abeyta, And Heidi Thomas Vs William Cosby, Jr.


Plaintiffs Lise Lotte-Lublin, Lili Bernard, Janice Baker-Kinney, Rebecca Cooper, Janice Dickinson, Linda Kirkpatrick, Angela Leslie, Pam Joy Abeyta, and Heidi Thomas are represented in the matter by Jordan Merson, Jordan Rutsky, and Nathan Werksman of Merson Law, PLLC, and Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi, and Robert Glassman of Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP.

The recent passage of Nevada Revised Statute, Chapter 11; Added by 2023 Nev. SB 129 § 1, which eliminated the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault and battery who were eighteen and older when the abuse happened, enables these women to proceed with their claims.

Said Ms. Lotte-Lublin: “For years I have fought for survivors of sexual assault and today is the first time I will be able to fight for myself. With the new law change, I now have the ability to take my assailant Bill Cosby to court. My journey has just begun, but I am grateful for this opportunity to find justice.”

Jordan Merson and Brian J. Panish stated that “With the passage of this new law in Nevada to hold accountable those that have sexually abused others, these brave women have come forward to seek justice when they could not do so for a long time.”

Added Jordan Rutsky,“We are thankful that Nevada has recently provided our clients with an opportunity to find justice when other avenues have been and remain closed. We will continue to fight to hold Bill Cosby and others like him accountable for their actions whenever and wherever we are given the opportunity.”

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