Bill Cosby Rape Accuser: I’m Uniting Alleged Victims For Class-Action Lawsuit
One of Bill Cosby’s rape accusers is reportedly exploring the possibility of a class-action lawsuit against the embattled comedy icon. Louisa Moritz, the woman who says Cosby sexually assaulted her in a “Tonight Show” dressing room back in 1971, is contacting lawyers in Los Angeles and Cosby’s other alleged victims in a bid to take Cosby to court over his alleged crimes.
TMZ reports that Moritz wants at least nine other women to join her in the legal effort against Cosby. As the site points out, there are two major obstacles to her case: the statute of limitations on decades-old crimes themselves, and Moritz only going public with her allegations more than 40 years after Cosby’s alleged actions.
However, Moritz says that she had blocked out the memory of what purportedly happened with Cosby, only recalling the alleged assault as other women came forward with similar stories in recent days. There is legal precedent for a victim suing after the typical statute of limitations if the memory had been repressed. Moreover, Moritz believes that a large group of women banding together for an official legal action against Cosby would be meaningful, even if the case is eventually thrown out. Gossip Cop will have updates.