Bill Cosby Slapped With Another Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Insurance company claims that its policies for scandal-plagued comedian don’t cover sexual misconduct

Last Updated: June 26, 2015 @ 4:35 PM

Bill Cosby‘s legal troubles continued to grow on Friday, when the scandal-plagued comedian was hit with yet another lawsuit — this time by his insurance company.

Cosby is being sued by the AIG Property Casualty Company, Cosby’s homeowners insurance provider.

In the suit, filed in U.S. district court in Massachusetts, the insurance company asserts that it’s not financially responsible for any sexual misconduct that Cosby, who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, may have committed.

The lawsuit also names Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz — who are suing Cosby for defamation — as defendants. The trio claims that they were defamed when agents of Cosby denied their claims that Cosby had sexually abused them.

AIG is asking for an order declaring that it’s not responsible for indemnifying or defending Cosby from the claims made by the trio.

Earlier this month, Cosby won a bid to block a subpoena filed by Green, Serignese and Traitz seeking documents from a 2006 case in Pennsylvania that was settled by Cosby. A judge agreed to block the subpoena until it’s decided whether the suit is will be dismissed or not.

Cosby has been plagued by scandal since late last year, with woman after woman coming forward to claim that he sexually assaulted them. A common theme of the allegations is that he drugged the women before the assaults.

Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, has publicly denied sexual assault claims leveled at his client.

Since the scandal erupted, Cosby has suffered several career setbacks, including NBC shelving a sitcom that it was developing as a starring vehicle for the 77-year-old. Netflix likewise postponed a comedy special starring the comedian that was slated to run late last year.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.


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