Bill Cosby Faces New Lawsuit From Singer Morganne Picard Alleging Actor Drugged and Raped Her In The Late 1980s

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Renowned comedian Bill Cosby is confronted with yet another lawsuit, this time by singer Morganne Picard, who claims he drugged and sexually assaulted her in the late 1980s, according to USA Today

Cosby allegedly coerced Picard into drinking intoxicating beverages on multiple occasions between 1987 and 1990. She claims to have been rendered unconscious and raped by Cosby at his residence, waking up in a hotel room with vaginal soreness. Picard also accuses Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria Studios LP II, the Carsey-Warner Company, and NBCUniversal of failing to stop Cosby’s abuse.

No response has been received from Kaufman Astoria Studios, the Carsey-Warner Company, or NBCUniversal. Picard’s lawsuit accuses Cosby of battery, assault, and emotional distress, while the other defendants are being sued for negligence. Cosby’s representative, Andrew Wyatt, denies the allegations.

“It is disappointing to see that these alleged distractors are able to monetize false allegations against Mr. Cosby,”

Andrew Wyatt, said in a statement to PEOPLE.

Wyatt added,

“Mr. Cosby continues to invoke his Constitutional Rights by saying, ‘Not Guilty’ and vehemently denying all of these alleged allegations waged against him.”

The Adult Survivors Act allows adult victims to sue alleged abusers for older sexual crimes within a one-year window, regardless of the Statute of Limitations. This window closes on Thanksgiving 2024.

This lawsuit adds to Cosby’s legal battles. Previously, former model Victoria Valentino filed a lawsuit alleging Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969. 

Five women also accused Cosby of sexual assault, battery, and emotional distress. Cosby, who has faced accusations from over 60 women, was convicted in 2018 but later released in 2021 after his conviction was vacated.

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