Bill Cosby hit with defamation suit
Actor Bill Cosby has been hit with yet another lawsuit as 72-year old former secretary Kristina Ruehli has filed a defamation suit.
Cosby had labelled a Ruehli a liar when she had first come out with the allegations, and her legal team is citing that as grounds for defamation.
The suit reads: “It is one thing for an accused sexual assailant to remain silent and allow the legal process, or public opinion, to run its course, but it is quite another for him to unleash his agents to deny that he attacked the plaintiff and other women, to invite others to republish his statements, and to brand them as unreliable liars.”
A statement by Ms. Ruehli’s lawyers read: “Ms. Ruehli stands ready to tell her story, under oath, to a jury of her peers and allow them to pass judgment and affirm that Ms. Ruehli’s account, like so many others, is true, and the only other person in the room that night in 1965 surely knows it.”