A former actress and one of Bill Kasby’s loudest voices has filed a lawsuit. Against the infamous comedianAllegedly drugged and abused in one of Donald Trump’s Atlantic City hotels in 1990.
Lily Bernard, who has previously spoken publicly about her Cosby allegations, filed a civil complaint against the 84-year-old in federal court in New Jersey on Thursday.
She is seeking بی 125 million in damages from Cosby.
Bernard, who first met Cosby on the set of “The Cosby Show”, alleged that the comedian offered to act as his mentor while she worked as a young actress in the 90’s. What
She claims that Cosby, who promised to include her in the show, forced her to travel from New York to Atlantic City in August 1990 for a business meeting at the Trump Taj Mahal.
After their meal, Bernard alleged, the meeting moved to the dining room of a hotel suite where Cosby turned it into a non-alcoholic beverage, the lawsuit alleges.
According to the complaint, Bernard began to feel “dizzy, vomiting and weak” after drinking.
The lawsuit alleges that Cosby then helped Bernard get to the bathroom, before allegedly telling him, “Daddy is going to bring you something to make you feel better.”
The emerging actress alleged that she lost consciousness and Cosby woke her up to take off her clothes. Despite not telling him, Bernard accused Cosby of undressing him.
She regained consciousness several times and came out, including once when Cosby was allegedly abusing her and then when she woke up naked in a bathtub inside a hotel room.
According to the lawsuit, when she woke up the next morning, Bernard claims that Cosby dressed her up, paid her and put her in a waiting car to take her back to New York.
Cosby then allegedly threatened to “erase” her and file a defamation suit if she went to the police.
“I have waited a long time to pursue my case in court and I look forward to hearing and holding Cosby accountable for what he did to me,” Bernard said in a statement Thursday.
“Even though it happened a long time ago, I still live every day of my life with fear, pain and shame.”
The lawsuit was filed under a New Jersey law that removed the state’s age limit for adults from child sexual abuse for two years.
Cosby was released from a Pennsylvania jail in July after a state high court overturned his criminal rape case.
He was sentenced to two years in prison for drug use and violating Temple University’s sports administrator. Andrea Constant at her home in 2004..
Bernard is one of dozens of women who have accused Cosby of attacking her.
She has spoken out about her allegations in the past and has been involved in several court hearings with other accusers over the years.
Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt told The Post that the comedian was maintaining his innocence in the wake of the new trial, vowing to “fully investigate any allegations against him”. Will compete. “
“These retrospective provisions are unconstitutional and in flagrant violation of a person’s constitutional rights and deny that person appropriate action,” Wyatt said in a statement.
“This is another attempt to misuse the legal process, opening the floodgates for people who have never presented evidence, proof, truth and / or facts to substantiate their allegations.”
He also referred to the New Jersey prosecution, which in 2015 refused to proceed with the investigation into Bernard’s allegations.