Bill Cosby has countersued several of his accusers.
The 78-year-old comedian filed a defamation lawsuit against seven women who he says are guilty of making “malicious, opportunistic, false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him.” (RELATED: Judge Makes Big Decision In Bill Cosby Rape Case)
“Mr. Cosby states plainly that he neither drugged nor sexually assaulted the defendants and that each defendant has maliciously and knowingly published multiple false statements and accusations in an effort to cause damage to Mr. Cosby’s reputation and to extract financial gains,” his attorney said in a statement Monday. (RELATED: Donald Trump Is Not A Bill Cosby Fan)
Cosby named Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie in the suit.
In the last year, dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting and drugging them. (RELATED: Bill Cosby In Deposition: I Gave Women Drugs So I Could Have Sex With Them)