Bill Cosby Sues Beverly Johnson for Defamation, Beverly Johnson Responds

Bill Cosby, 78, filed a lawsuit Monday against supermodel Beverly Johnson, 63, alleging she lied when she said the comedian drugged and tried to rape her at his New York home in the mid-1980s.

Johnson wrote an essay for Vanity Fair in 2014 describing her encounter with Cosby in the 80s.
According to CNN, Cosby's lawsuit says made accusations against him to revive her career and to help sell copies of her memoir, The Face That Changed It All: A Memoir.

The lawsuit alleges defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, saying Cosby and Johnson never spent any time alone in his house, he never drugged her and "her story is a lie."

Johnson tweeted.

More than 40 women have come forward to publicly accuse Cosby, 78, of assaulting them over four decades, usually saying he drugged them first. No criminal charges have been filed against Cosby.

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