In the third amendment made to the defamation complaint against Bill Cosby,
Partner Joseph Cammarata and Associate Attorney Matthew Tievsky have added
four more women to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Tamara Green, Therese
Serignese and Linda Traitz. This amendment brings the total number of
plaintiffs to seven women. New claims against Mr. Cosby have also been
added to the complaint for
false light (involving offensive and embarrassing implications) and
intentional infliction of emotional distress (resulting in extreme psychological distress).
The new plaintiffs, hailing from California, Arizona, New York, and Michigan,
allege that they suffered sexual abuse and/or assault by Mr. Cosby and
when they publically disclosed it they were defamed by being called liars.
One plaintiff described that she first met the comedian backstage at the
Tonight Show in 1969 as a young actress. The second, another aspiring
actress, met Cosby at the age of 17. The third new plaintiff met Cosby
in 1970 in Los Angeles when she was a young, aspiring comedy writer, and
the fourth new plaintiff was first contacted by Cosby in 1990 after the
then 28-year-old sent a resume to a casting agency.
Mr. Cosby sought to dismiss the previous complaint and the federal court
rejected Mr. Cosby’s attempt to dismiss the case.
To read the Third Amended Complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for
the District of Massachusetts Western Division, please