9 more women sue Bill Cosby for sexual assaults decades ago

Nine more women are suing Bill Cosby over alleged sexual assaults that took place between 1979 and 1992 in Nevada, following the state’s removal of the statute of limitations for such cases.

Driving the news: The lawsuit, filed in Nevada federal court, accuses Cosby of using his power and fame to isolate and sexually assault the women in homes, dressing rooms, and hotels.
* The filing follows Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo’s signing of a bill eliminating the two-year deadline for adults to sue their alleged perpetrators for damages from sexual abuse.

Background: Cosby faces other sexual assault lawsuits in California, New York, and New Jersey, states that have approved similar “lookback laws.”
* Over the years, more than 60 women have accused Cosby of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

What they’re saying: Cosby’s publicist Andrew Wyatt criticized the lookback laws and accused the plaintiffs of seeking media attention and financial gain.
* Cosby continues to deny all allegations and spent nearly three years in prison before his conviction was overturned and he was released in 2021.

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