Following the sexual assault lawsuit filed on December 5, 2022, by five women, including two actors who appeared on The Cosby Show, another woman has filed a lawsuit against Bill Cosby, NBC Universal, and other companies.
The suit, which was filed by Stacey Pinkerton on Friday in New York, alleges that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986. According to Pinkerton, who was 21 years old at the time, she was a flight attendant and a model when she met the actor in New York, and he promised to help her career. Pinkerton said that she was given a role in an episode of The Cosby Show on NBC, but she was cut from the final edit of the sitcom.
Pinkerton has alleged that Cosby drugged her at a restaurant in Illinois and then took her back to a hotel in Chicago. While she was incapacitated by the drugs, Cosby allegedly “engaged in forced sexual intercourse” with her. Months after Cosby assaulted her, Pinkerton claims he invited her to his show at a theatre in Chicago, where he forcefully kissed and touched her.
The lawsuit states that Cosby used similar methods with his victims, such as “expressing interest in advancing their careers, giving them roles on The Cosby Show, using drugs to incapacitate his victims, and forcibly engaging in sexual acts with them without their consent.” Pinkerton’s lawsuit says that NBC, Kaufman Astoria Studios, and Carsey-Werner Television failed to protect her as they should have been aware that the comedian was a danger to women.
In early 2022, a woman who said that Cosby assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was a teenager in 1975 was awarded $500,000 by a Los Angeles jury. Seven additional accusers, who had filed a Massachusetts defamation suit, were compensated by his insurers. In denying their charges of assault, Cosby and his representatives, according to their lawsuit, disparaged them.
Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesperson, said that the actor denies all the allegations against him and that it is obvious that the lawsuits are not about justice for victims of alleged sexual assault, but money. After serving nearly three years in prison for sexual assault, Cosby was released in 2021 following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s overturning of his conviction. The Supreme Court found that he gave incriminating testimony in a deposition about the encounter only after believing he had immunity from prosecution.