In response to a defamation suit brought by his accusers, Cosby sues Green, Serignese, Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Bowman, Tarshis and Leslie for defamation, saying:
[The defendants] have made malicious, opportunistic and false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him. [They have] knowingly published false statements and accusations.
Model-actress Leslie accuses Cosby of sexual harassment when she is targeted after sending the comedian a letter and photograph. She checks into a Las Vegas hotel and Cosby summons her to his luxury suite:
If you want to act, show me what you’ve got. Pretend you’re intoxicated. He pours me a stiff drink and tells me to act like I was blasted on booze, I couldn’t drink it. I tasted it and put it down. Then he asked me to go into the bathroom and wet my hair. . . . I walked back out, and he had removed his clothing and gotten into bed.