American entertainer Bill Cosby, in response to dozens of accusations of sexual assault and misconduct spanning decades, has filed in U.S. federal court in Massachusetts a defamation suit against seven accusers.
Mr. Cosby is using civil defamation law as a platform to answer the complaints of his accusers, who used the same recourse.
The New York Times
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