Bill Cosby Lashes Out At Insurance Company For Settling Sexual Assault Suit
Bill Cosby's continued to maintain his innocence after dozens of women came forward with allegations that he sexually assaulted them. His sentencing has prompted him to liken himself to Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela, referring to himself as a "political prisoner." Earlier this month, the comedian reached a settlement with seven alleged victims who were involved in a defamation case against him. He denied that he approved of the decision, and now, he's placing the blame on his insurance company.
Cosby's insurance company, American International Group, struck a deal with a woman named Chloe Goins who claimed that Cosby assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 when she was just 18. However, Cosby's lashed out against AIG, calling their conduct "despicable."
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“AIG’s conduct is despicable and I can only imagine how terribly they’re treating their policyholders, who don’t have my means and my resources,” Cosby said in a statement to Deadline.
In the agreement, the AIG paid off the woman who filed the lawsuit over the alleged incident in 2008.
"It was proven by the Los Angeles Police Department that I was not at the Playboy Mansion on the date in question, and was not in the State of California,” Cosby said. “This woman’s supposed friend confirmed that she made up this story by denying that they knew her and, most importantly, denying that they visited the Playboy Mansion with her.”
He continued, “AIG continues to act egregiously by settling these heinous claims without my knowledge and/or consent; and AIG continues to show they’re complicit in this scheme to destroy me and my family." Adding, “I encourage all of AIG’s policyholders to drop this pathetic insurance company quickly, before they destroy you and your family. Ms. Goins’ lawsuit never should have proceeded and I will still pursue my claims against her.”