Bill Cosby: Comic Counter-Suing Over Sex Allegations

Bill Cosby: Comic Counter-Suing Over Sex Allegations

This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows actor-comedian Bill Cosby in New York. NBC is confirming that Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows actor-comedian Bill Cosby in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

 

(BBC) – Bill Cosby is counter-suing the woman accusing him of sexual assault when she was 15, claiming she attempted to extort money from him.

The legal action alleges Judith Huth’s lawyer approached Mr Cosby’s representatives demanding $250,000 (£159,510) to stop her filing claims.

It also says the woman tried to sell her story to a newspaper 10 years ago.

In recent weeks, more than a dozen women have alleged that Cosby drugged them and sexually assaulted them.

Ms Huth alleges that in 1974 she was given alcohol and then forced to perform a sex act on Mr Cosby while at the Playboy Mansion.

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