Bill Cosby has filed a defamation suit against seven of the women who accused him of sexually assaulting them.
In the latest news, Bill Cosby has taken extra means to protect himself and his well being by filing a countersuit in Springfield, Massachusetts' federal court Monday against his seven women accusers.
Bill Cosby's lawsuit filed by lawyer Monique Pressley stated he's suing his accusers “for their malicious, opportunistic, and false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him.”
In a report by Fox News, Bill Cosby sought respite from his seven women accusers' deliberate campaign for their own financial gain to destroy his character by awarding him punitive and compensatory damages to the utmost extent granted by the law.
In addition, the women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault were demanded to be recommended to publicly renounce their statements about the actor. They should also be forbidden from their “intentional, extreme, outrageous and morally repugnant conduct.”
Gloria Allred, a lawyer for several other women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault criticized his recent legal move. She said that she believed that his tactic will not prevent courageous victims from pursuing the fight against him.
Time has learned Bill Cosby's latest legal countersuit claimed he suffered "substantial injuries" to his reputation, business contracts, as well as emotional distress and damage to his property.
Bill Cosby's defamation suit was filed against Tamara Green, Linda Traitz, Therese Serignese, Louisa Moritz, Joan Tarshis, Angela Leslie and Barbara Bowman.
The countersuit came amid reports of Boston University's broadcast that it has removed the comedian of his honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree over the countless claims of women who said they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the actor.
In a statement, the university said Bill Cosby's so-called conduct “demonstrates that his character fails to reflect the integrity and virtues that the university values and esteems.”
Bill Cosby has repeatedly refuted the allegations and accusations against him and has likewise never been charged criminally.
Before the sexual assault charges were brought out into the open, "The Cosby Show" alum has been a firm higher education advocate. Since then, Boston University and Temple University have place a gap between them and Bill Cosby, as per BBC News.
Companies such as NBC and Netflix as well as former co-stars have also dropped arrangements to work with him in several television projects.
Bill Cosby's lawsuit saga continues so stay tuned for more updates.