Bill Cosby’s Assault Denials Called Defamatory

     SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CN) – A former aspiring model who says Bill Cosby left two $100 bills on her coffee table after he drugged and assaulted her in the early 1970s filed a federal defamation complaint Wednesday.
     Though the famous comedian has been besieged by similar assault claims in recent weeks, Tamara Green says it has been nearly a decade since she went public with her claims against Cosby.
     California-based Green cited the comedian’s residence in Massachusetts as why she filed her federal complaint there.
     She says she “was a young and aspiring model and singer” when a mutual friend introduced her to Cosby in 1969 or 1970.
     Cosby took Green to lunch in Los Angeles at Cafe Figueroa one day in the early 1970s, according to the complaint.
     “While at lunch together, defendant Cosby offered plaintiff Green some red and grey pills telling plaintiff Green that they were over-the-counter cold medicine,” the complaint states.
     After the pills allegedly made Green feel “weak, dizzy and woozy,” however, she believed she had been slipped narcotics.
     “Cosby intentionally drugged plaintiff Green into this altered state, in order to facilitate his later sexual assault,” the complaint states
     She says the comedian then drove her to her home, where he took off both of their clothes, “without [her] consent.”
     The graphic complaint then details how Cosby allegedly fondled her, and “digitally penetrated her, while masturbating himself.”
     Green says Cosby ignored her demands to stop, and that she warned him, “You’re going to have to kill me.”
     “It was not until plaintiff Green was able to upend a table lamp that defendant Cosby stopped,” according to the complaint.
     Before leaving Green’s apartment he allegedly put “two $100 bills on a coffee table,” the complaint states.
     Green says she went public during interviews with the “Today Show” and the Philadelphia Inquirer back in February 2005.
     In denying the allegations through his attorney, “Cosby publicly branded plaintiff Green a liar,” the complaint states.
     Green’s defemation complaint does not name as defendants either this attorney or Cosby’s publicist, who allegedly denied Green’s allegations when Newsweek printed her story on Feb. 7, 2014.
     Green says she went to the Washington Post with her story last month. Again, Cosby’s attorney denied the allegations, the complaint states.
     Green is represented by Joseph Cammarata and Matthew Tievsky, both attorneys with Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, in Washington, D.C.
     She is also represented by Boston-based attorney Andrew Abraham.

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