A former model, Victoria Valentino, has filed a sexual lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby, alleging Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1969.
In her lawsuit, she said she met the actor in 1969 while she was an actress and singer.
According to her, they, however, later ran into each other at a Los Angeles restaurant and Cosby came over to say hello after spotting her in tears over the recent drowning death of her 6-year-old son. Later that day he gave her a pill,
“Here! Take this! ” It will make you feel better. It will make us ALL feel better,” she alleged that Cosby told her.
Her lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The lawsuit is possible because of a new California law that lifts the statute of limitations for civil sexual abuse cases.
However, a representative for Cosby, Andrew Wyatt, criticised the new law in a statement, Fox News reports.
“Victoria Valentino has skirted from town to town, promoting her alleged allegations against Mr. Cosby to anyone that would give her platform, without any proof or facts. It’s unfortunate that media has not vetted the inconsistencies in her many statements.”
“However, it’s more deeply disturbing and disappointing that our lawmakers would push forward these ‘Look Back Windows,’ which are a sheer violation of all Americans’ constitutional rights,” he added.
“Statutes of Limitations reside in the Constitution, in order to protect those who are victims of a crime and to protect those that are accused of a crime. Unfortunately, these ‘Look Back Windows’ are brought to life because our political figures are being driven by click-baiters, likes and followers, in order to excel to their political aspirations.”
“What graveyard can Mr. Cosby visit, in order to dig up potential witnesses to testify on his behalf? America is continuing to see that this is a formula to make sure that no more Black Men in America accumulate the American Dream that was secured by Mr. Cosby.”