Bill Cosby has been sued by a former actress on The Cosby Present.
Earlier this 12 months, the 84-year-old was launched from jail after being convicted of sexual assault. Now, Lili Bernard, who as soon as starred on The Cosby Present is suing the comic for allegedly drugging and raping her in 1990.
“I have waited a long time to be able to pursue my case in court and I look forward to being heard and to hold Cosby accountable for what he did to me. Although it occurred long ago, I still live with the fear, pain and shame every day of my life,” mentioned Bernard in a assertion. Bernard has been vocal about allegedly being sexually assaulted by Cosby in earlier years.
Bernard says she met Cosby on the set of the present the place he provided to be her mentor for her profession as an actor, Yahoo! Information experiences. The actress says Cosby “looked upon Ms. Bernard as if she were his daughter,” explaining to her that “that chastity was a virtue,” and warning “her of the sexual pressures of Hollywood.” She claims he additionally informed her that she may consult with him as “Daddy.”
Bernard says the night time she was drugged and raped by Cosby was when he was mentoring her at a Taj Mahal suite. Cosby, sooner or later, made her a drink, and that’s when she says she “began to feel symptoms of dizziness, an urge to vomit, and weakness.” She goes on to say that she went out and in of consciousness and awaking at one level to search out Cosby on prime of her. She says she remembers telling him “no.” Bernard mentioned when she awakened the following morning, Cosby gave her cash and bought her transportation again to New York, Yahoo! experiences.
“Mr. Cosby sexually assaulted, battered, and drugged Ms. Bernard on additional occasions,” she says within the lawsuit. She’s searching for “an amount no less than” $25 million in damages as a result of her affected by PTSD, melancholy, nightmares “and multiple other permanent injuries” she gained from the alleged incident.