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Bill Cosby is not going down without a fight. While 2015 found the comedian facing dozens of rape allegations from more than 30 women, the embattled legend is going on the offensive.

Monday, Cosby’s attorney, Monique Pressley, released a statement, detailing a countersuit the actor filed against seven women who’ve come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault.

According to the statement, Cosby is suing Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, and Angela Leslie for “defamation, tortious interference, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

In the letter, Pressley reiterates Cosby’s denial of the claims, and asks a Massachusetts federal court to award the comedian “compensatory and punitive damages” as well as direct the women to “publicly retract and correct their defamatory statements.”

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  • trueletterson*[email protected]

    It’s about time Bill push back and defend himself and his good character, name and legacy, as a man I feel Ms. Cosby is behind this as most strong wives Mrs. Cosby done told Bill enough is enough of this mess you better take off the gloves go in hard at these girls and sue them and make them take it back in public cause they lied in public so make them take it back in public and pay for the damage they have inflicted on this family.

    • Jacqueline

      What seems to be missing in all of this is that we do not seem to understand that a person cannot just accuse someone of doing something, you have to have proof and evidence. That is the way it is and that is the way it should be.

      The police officer was caught because of evidence and DNA.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      you are exactly right and spot on point, this is simple it’s not rocket science anyone with a little knowledge should know that in America a person is presume innocent until proven guilty and you just can’t convict someone on accusation alone and he said she said because the day we go down that road WE ARE ALL GOING TO BE SCREWED and the ones who will be screwed the most will be black women and black men, they better wake up and be careful which bandwagon they jump on.

    • Jacqueline

      I have been saying this all along. Black people were used as pawns in this case, so that it would not be viewed as racist.

      I do not know what the truth is, but I do know that Hannibal Burris’s video did not go viral. That was a PR move orchestrated by Judd Apatow.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      you are right, what gets me is our people get emotionally caught up in causes [now the rape culture] which render them incapable of doing analytical thought and critical thinking. They seems to not be able to see that if you convict Bill Cosby without any evident just he said she said just because he is a wealthy black man then next it will be a wealthy black women being convicted on a accusation alone, they just don’t think which makes me believe that they deserve to be where they are at in this world.

    • Jacqueline

      Sadlly, it is true. People, in my opinion, undermine serious issues, when they reduce it to simplistic academic terms. I understand the term rape culture, but I feel that, as you said, it does not leave a space for very neccessary analysis and critical thinking.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      you are right again, this child like gullibility and lack ability to do analytical thought and critical thinking is the primary reason black people are in the sad predicament they are in.

  • We shall see what this entails. There are dozens of women who have accused him of rape as well.

  • Me

    I’m all for innocent until proven guilty but considering his transcripts where he admitted to drugging women for sex, this seems more like intimidation tactics. The silver lining is this will force him to testify in court if any woman is willing to stand her ground.

    • Jacqueline

      Actually, he testified to buying drugs to use during sex. That can go either way, but we do know many people use drugs to enhance the sexual experience. Especially during the 60’s and 70’s

      It was only through weeks of being told that he had drugged the women that people began saying that he admitted to drugging women, when in reality he admitted to buying drugs to use during sex. That is what is actually in the transcript.

      On the flip side, it can also be said that Gloria Allred has used intimidation tactics, knowing darn well that none of these cases can be filed in a criminal court and the majority cannot be brought into a civil trial. He is forcing the women he feels are lying to put up or shut up.

      We have got to stop acting like women are fragile little beings. Those women in OK proved that women should and must stand up if they feel they have been wronged. No more excuses. Period.

    • pragmatic maxim

      Reminds me of a woman I know who is VERY good friends with *ahem* ‘Richard’, if you catch my drift, and loves to talk about her exploits to anyone who will listen. During one particular conversation where she was sharing the details of one of her encounters she casually mentions how she hates it when she passes out drunk or from drugs with a guy and wakes up to the feeling of a dick inside of her and how rude she finds that to be of the guys who do that. While it undeniably is ‘rude’ of these guys to do that to her…I found it tragically irresponsible of her to be repeatedly allowing herself to be in scenarios where her consent could be compromised. Is that victim blaming of me to think that way?

      Unfortunately this sort of thing is pretty common and more often than not, as she was/is, these women are well aquainted with the rules of that particular game.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]m

      true good points, but why are y’all chosen to ignore the know fact that most people who casually do durgs and alcohol enjoy doing it while having sex as most of y’all know a lot of women like to get high and have sex and request the male to buy their drug of choice so they can get high and get down some women like their man to get high before he have sex with them y’all know this but willfully continually push the “I got drunk and he rape me” lie and that all that it is because if you didn’t like it you wouldn’t have followed him around meeting up all these years getting high and having sex doing it over and over again then years later when the affair and the good times is over “he raped me” y’all know better than that but for some reason y’all gone in with other people to drive a dangerous political agenda.

    • lis

      A lot of women like to get high and have sex etc….proof?A LOT? Then cry rape? what?…..you seem to have issues with women….even though you make sense sometimes with other comments….do you really believe this?

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      I know from personal experience before I got married because I did it many of times with different women in different cities and states, I have had women to bring the drugs to me so we could get high and get down it is quit common to this day, some like to have drinks before sex and if he don’t want to participate she will fine her another man to “F” her that’s just the truth and you know it, it’s been going on for a very long time, and some women who everybody thinks is goodies two shoes when they get out of town on business or meet a stranger they will experiment with anything and go back home like they are a saint, I know because I have been with some one was a avid church goer when ever I was in town she would bring the weed and I had to buy the wine and it had to be a specific wine it was Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante and if I bought a cheaper version she would be unhappy but we still got high and got down even if she had to go back to church and come back LOL……those were the days. So it’s a big lie that women don’t knowingly like to get high and have sex they love it some good girls like the man to get high and sex them.

    • Michael Lewis

      Some people like drugs w sex. Some people don’t care for it. Some women feel violated when you hit it and quit it and some men try to get over on women by putting something in their drink.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      good points Mike, however if it wasn’t rape then it’s not rape now these women admitted to following him around for years and didn’t say nothing as long as they were sneaking around parting, living the high life, in the best of hotels the best dope with a popular celebrity it was alright until he and his wife settled down and he came in and stop running around and the money was cut off then it became sex abuse but as long as they were on the gravy train it was just fun and “what’s in it for me”.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      “They don’t do Qualludes or tranquilizer and see them as date rape rather than recreational drugs.” and the evil doers the ones who started this mess knows this and is manipulating the younger but naive people into thinking that a innocent person is guilty of a horrible crime knowing full well these people have no concept of time plus they know these young people don’t read and just believe what popular media tell them like “he admitted to giving women drugs and raping them” which is a big lie he never admitted to drugging and raping anyone if you read the deposition you would see that he admitted to buying drugs for women he had sex with, just like I have bought weed to smoke with women I had sex with and women have brought weed ot liquor to me and we smoked or drink and had sex is that rape now 30 years later and that’s a big difference and they can’t even read between the lines and think about themselves how many time a man take them out on a date dinner and drinks and later on they have sex, how many times have they invited a man over to their apartment for dinner a movie and a bottle of wine or a bag of weed and they have sex we can go on and on with this and none of it was a rape.

    • lis

      You have serious issues and you scare me..As a college student to know that Black men like you and the ones on youtube, plus the c-rappers, spewing their filth all over Black women exist and I will increasingly have to interact with you all even more soon makes me extremely angry and I’ll leave it there….but you do know one of the women who accused him, a former athletic director at his alma mater, took him to court and won…she was also a lesbian…..so was she lying? Was that also fun and games as you’re alledging all of these accusations to be?

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      she did not win anything Bill settled with her was she lying I don’t know and I don’t know if Bill was lying either. see what scare me about you and black people like you is you are so concern about these women and you don’t even hold them to the same standard as you do Bill just because he is a MAN YOU SPREAD LIES AND UNTRUTH ABOUT BILL COSBY WITHOUT READING THE documentations, why because Bill IS A MAN THEREFORE HE’S A MAN AND HE GOT TO BE WRONG BECAUSE THEY SAID SO CAUSE WOMEN DON’T EVER LIE and these women who are making allegations are women so you say they got to be right because they are women THAT’S YOU POSITION, you say I believe them even though they not once to this day have presented any concrete evident at all, but to you they got to be right because they are women because women NEVER LIE, I fine that mentality in black folk BLACK WOMEN INCLUDED very very troubling and scary because I have lived long enough to remember a time when they said HE/SHE GOT TO BE RIGHT REGARDLESS OF THE LACK OF EVIDENCE BECAUSE “THEY ARE WHITE” AND WHITE FOLKS WORD CARRY MORE VALUE THAN BLACKS WOMEN AND MEN, NOW THESE SAME PEOPLE GOT YOU SAYING SHE GOT TO BE RIGHT REGARDLESS OF THE LACK OF EVIDENCE BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMEN CAUSE WOMEN NEVER LIE AND WOMEN WORD CARRY MORE WEIGHT THAN A BLACK MANS WORD, YOU SCARE ME AND BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU I FEAR FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER AND YOUR FUTURE because this flawed and self sabotaging mentality will come back on you, you don’t look too far ahead do you . Peace.

    • lis

      Good night.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      good morning!

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      “I found it tragically irresponsible of her to be repeatedly allowing herself to be in scenarios where her consent could be compromised. Is that victim blaming of me to think that way?” I am shaking my head it’s not rocket science SHE DID WHAT SHE WANTED TO DO she willfully went there time and time again and did the same thing time and time again nobody force her to do it she knew what was going to happen and that’s what she went there for SO WHERE IS THE VICTIM?

    • lis

      I don’t catch your drift…who or what is ‘richard’.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      you are exactly right and they play that game and loved it until Bill cut them a loose and moved on but as long as the good times was rolling and the money was coming in and some of them children college tuition was being paid they were down with it but just as soon and he cut them a loose and moved on then it became abuse.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      Bill Cosby never admitted to drugging women for sex and y’all alt to be ashamed for contentiously repeating that untruth. He said he brought ludes for women he had sex with just like some women by a bag of weed to share with guys they had sex with that’s all, shame on y’all for continually propagating that untruth. Peace y’all are doing this because you want to believe those women whether they are right or wrong.

  • Only 7? What about the other 20+?

    • Michael Lewis

      If the 7 were proven to be false how would that affect your view of Cosby and accusers?

    • Wouldn’t change a thing.

    • Michael Lewis

      Honest answer. The public censure and shaming has been damaging to Cosby. In effect it’s created a climate where judges have allowed the release of confidential information without legal repercussions and opening of rape cases decades after the statute of limitations.
      I believe we’ve seen mob justice without the rules or respect for defendants present in our courts. These lawsuits would prove that 25% of women who made allegations have done so under false pretenses. It’s important to recognize when the primary logic about guilt is that X total number of women have come forward and can’t be all lying. I don’t think Cosby was faithful to his wife and clearly see the duplicitous images of his public persona and private escapades; however if these women can be proven wrong it makes the premise that all the women can’t be lying less credible.

    • I feel you.

      I also find it interesting that you appear to assume that I think Cosby is guilty. I don’t think I’ve shared my opinion one way or the other.

      Still curious as to why he didn’t name all 30+ women in the suit. Based on your pattern of thought, him not naming them all makes the premise that the ones not named are more credible, does it not?

    • Michael Lewis

      In the eyes of the public where he permanently wears a Scarlett the others are more credible but not in a court of law. Some of the older allegations are impossible to disprove because of the erosion of evidence over decades and Cosby’s testimony about the use of Qualludes during sex.
      I’m assuming your question about the other 30+ allegations speaks to doubts in Cosby’s credibility. Otherwise you have a curious way of supporting him.

    • In light of more than 30 women accusing him of rape, it’s logical to ask why he is only suing 7 and why the others aren’t being included. The question doesn’t have to be rooted in support or condemnation.

    • Michael Lewis

      Only in a vacuum devoid of social context can you construct that logical syllogism impartially.

      However if you are a supporter of Cosby I’d suggest his public persona has been damaged beyond repair. The most courteous thing would be to allow Cosby his day in court.