Sues seven accusers for defamation
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.
My statement re today's lawsuit filed by @BillCosby against all 7 accusers in Massachusetts lawsuit. pic.twitter.com/XRYoV4gXpC
— Monique Pressley (@MoniquePressley) December 14, 2015
Alleges sexual assault at Johnny Carson show taping
Moritz, who played Rose in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and was in Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke and had television parts in the 70s, says Cosby put his penis in her mouth in the NBC studio in New York before a taping of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in 1971. She says he promised that she would become a star through his direction, before then assaulting her:
He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, ‘have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways.’
Cosby’s lawyer responds:
We’ve reached a point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous…Mortiz is a lawyer who was disciplined by the California State Bar and ordered not to practice.
TMZ confirms this, saying Mortiz cannot practice because she didn’t report certain quarterly reports. The nature of the reports is unclear from the documents.