Lili Bernard, an actor who was on Seinfeld and The Cosby Show, is suing Bill Cosby over allegedly drugging her and raping in Atlantic City in 1990.
In a Thursday statement, Bernard stated that he had waited for a long time before I was able to bring my case to court. Even though it was long ago, I still feel the shame, fear, and pain every day.
Bernard, 84, is suing Cosby in New Jersey civil court. This follows Bernard's July release from prison after the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania overturned his conviction for sexual assault based on technicalities. The lawsuit claims that Bernard was mentored by Cosby after he met her on The Cosby Show. In August 1990, Cosby made Bernard drink a non-alcoholic beverage, which made her feel dizzy, weak, and the urge to vomit. Bernard also claimed that Cosby found Cosby naked on top of her during one of their mentoring sessions.
Andrew Wyatt, spokesperson for Cosbys, posted a statement to the former comedian's Instagram account. He stated that "These look back provisions were unconstitutional."
He said that they are a clear violation of an individual's Constitutional Rights and deprive them of their Due Process Rights. This is another attempt to abuse legal process by opening the floodgates for people who have never presented any evidence, proof, truth or facts to support their allegations. He will continue to stand firm in his innocence, and will vigorously defend any alleged allegations against him.
Over the past decades, Cosby was accused of drugging and assaulting over 60 women. Cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and violating Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home, where he had been a Temple University employee. After Cosby had served over two years in prison and was released, the court ruled that Cosby's previous prosecutor agreement should have preclude any charges.
I have not changed my stance or my story. Cosby posted on Twitter that I have always maintained innocence in July. I am grateful to my friends, supporters, and fans who supported me throughout this difficult time. A special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which upheld the rule of law.