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.
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."
I am aware of the statements from Bill Cosby. In cases of rape and abuse, abusers will do whatever they can to intimidate and weaken...— Beverly Johnson (@BeverlyJohnson1) December 22, 2015
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