Bill Cosby Sues 7 Accusers for Defamation

The comedian filed the defamation countersuit against seven women who previously accused him of sexual misconduct.
2:23 | 12/15/15

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Now to bill Cosby fighting back against those sexual assault allegations made by dozens of women. Many of them pictured on this cover of "New York" magazine. He is now countersuing seven of the women who sued him for de defamati defamation. Linsey Davis has the details. Reporter: This is arguably the most aggressive move we've seen bill Cosby take in this entire scandal. His lawsuit contends the women engaged in a campaign to assassinate his reputation and calls their accusations nothing more than an opportunistic attempt to extract financial gain from him. This morning, bill Cosby is fighting back, against numerous allegations 6 sexual assault now claiming he's the victim, filing a lawsuit against several of his accusers. We are now taking steps in order to right a wrong restoring Mr. Cosby's good name, philanthropy endeavors and career are all objectives of doing this and those are all things that these seven women systemically and intentionally set to destroy. And this is our response to that. Reporter: The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in maz is countersuing seven of the more than 50 women who came forward accusing him of sexual assault, drugging or rape. Barbara Boman is one of them. He accused each of them about lying about the allegation. When I went into the lawyer's office, he laughed at me and treated me like I was delusional. Who is going to believe that? Bill Cosby, Dr. Huxtable. Reporter: Despite those claims Cosby's attorney accuses these particular victims of malicious opportunistic, false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him. For their own financial gain. The attorney representing all seven women says no one should be surprised by this countersuit. You try to bring the power that you have against these women in an effort to shift the focus away from you and your conduct. Reporter: When we sat down with the embattled comedian in may, he wouldn't address the allegations directly. I've never seen anything like this. Reporter: It is important to note no charges have ever been filed against cost. He is now seeking compensatory and Pune tri damages to the maximum extent of the law and guys, fair to say there may be more suits filed on his behalf in the future.

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