Four More Women Added to Bill Cosby Defamation Lawsuit


Four more of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims have joined Tamara Green’s existing lawsuit, which claims comments made about them by the comedian’s representatives were harmful to their reputations.

Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Angela Leslie and Louisa Moritz have added their names to the lawsuit, reports People. Bowman, who was Jane Doe Number 7 in Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby, said she was assaulted by the comedian multiple times during the 1980s. “I am not a liar. I am a truth teller,” Bowman said at a news conference held on Friday. “What happened to me was horrific, tragic and true.”

The women spoke about being harassed by people after coming forward with their experiences. “Last spring I was with my father at his lawyer’s office and I had to go out to the car to get something,” described Tarshis. “A car drove toward me and past me and as they passed me a woman spat out the window at me and yelled, ‘Liar! You’re a liar!’ I was incredibly shaken.”

Green filed her lawsuit in December of last year, with Linda Joy Traitz and Therese Serignese joining the suit January. 78-year-old Cosby is currently facing four defamation cases, including one from former supermodel model Janice Dickinson. His deposition for Dickinson’s lawsuit was temporarily put on hold. Kristina Ruehli, who was Jane Doe Number 12 in Constand’s lawsuit, filed a defamation suit against Cosby this past Monday.

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