Bill Cosby’s Representative Denies Settlement With Women In Defamation Suit
Written by KFAT on April 11, 2019
Fourth Estate Staff
Springfield, MA, United States (4E) – Bill Cosby has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit filed against him by seven women, who claimed that he defamed them when he accused them of making false sexual misconduct allegations.
According to court documents filed in a federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts both sides negotiated a confidential settlement. Although agreed upon by the parties, it is not yet executory as it still needs the approval of the overseeing judge in Massachusetts.
Joseph Cammarata, who is representing the women, said that while his clients are “satisfied with the settlements,” they will continue to depose Cosby unless he drops his countersuits against the women. Cosby’s lawyers have made no comment about the action they are going to take regarding the countersuits.
Cosby’s representatives and the women have been negotiating since the actor entered prison in fall last year for a separate sexual assault case in Pennsylvania. The 81-year-old is a serving a prison sentence ranging from three to 10 years.
However, in a report by CNN, Cosby’s press representative Andrew Wyatt denied that Cosby himself settled the case and argued that insurance company AIG reached the settlement without the actor’s consent.
“He is not paying anything to anyone, and he is still pursuing his counterclaims,” Wyatt told CNN. He added that the settlement was made without the “knowledge, permission, and/or consent of Mr. Cosby” and that the latter maintains his innocence and “vehemently denies” the allegations contained in the defamation suits.
When reached for a comment, Cammarata declined because of the confidential nature of the settlement.
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