October 16, 2021

Bill Cosby accuser Lili Bernard files lawsuit against comedian, say he drugged and raped her in New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA — Certainly one of Bill Cosby’s accusers has filed a lawsuit in New Jersey against the comic.

Lili Bernard says Cosby drugged and raped her in Atlantic Metropolis in August 1990.

He allegedly coerced her to journey there from New York as a younger actress.

The lawsuit alleges Cosby initiated a mentoring relationship with Bernard, which included presents to function her on “The Cosby Show.”

“I have waited a long time to be able to pursue my case in court and I look forward to being heard and to hold Cosby accountable for what he did to me. Although it occurred long ago, I still live with the fear, pain and shame every day of my life,” Bernard stated in a press launch Thursday.

Cosby was launched from jail in July after Pennsylvania’s highest courtroom overturned his prison sexual assault case.
The courtroom dominated that the prosecutor who introduced the case was sure by his predecessor’s settlement to not cost Cosby.

Cosby, 84, served greater than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence after being discovered responsible of drugging and violating Temple College sports activities administrator Andrea Constand at his Montgomery County, Pennsylvania residence in 2004.

4 judges fashioned the bulk that dominated in Cosby’s favor, whereas three others dissented in complete or in half.

To date, we’ve got not heard from Cosby’s authorized crew concerning the newest allegations.


The Related Press contributed to this report.