Actor/comedian/producer Bill Cosby has countersued seven of the women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault, citing that they were out to assassinate his character for the purpose of monetary gain.
The 78 year old entertainment icon countersued when seven of the more than 40 accusers sought damages in their claims, which Cosby has repeatedly denied. He is seeking unspecified monetary damages for what his attorneys have labeled character defamation.
He called their accusations,
“nothing more than an opportunistic attempt to extract financial gain from him”.
Many of the women said that Cosby drugged them as sexually assaulted them, but Cosby claims that it was all done willingly.
Since these allegations have surfaced, prestigious schools of higher education that Cosby has supported such as Boston and Temple Universities have distanced themselves from the controversy imbrued figure.
Media companies such as Netflix and NBC also dropped plans to develop television projects with him, with other syndication networks refusing to show reruns of The Cosby Show, the groundbreaking sitcom depicting a successful Black family in America.