Disgraced Hollywood star Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by nine more women, according to a lawsuit filed in Nevada. Al-Jazeera reports that the women claimed they were drugged and assaulted by ‘The Cosby Show’ star between the years 1979 and 1992.

According to the complaint filed in the US District Court of Nevada, the survivors were attacked in dressing rooms, hotels and in Cosby’s various homes. The suit demanded the former star pay damages for sexual assault and battery.

The lawsuit has arrived after Nevada changed its law regarding the statue of limitations for adult survivors of sexual abuse to pursue civil cases.


The law had previously given survivors a two-year window to file civil charges. But on June 2, Governor Joe Lombardo signed a bill “Justice for Victims of Crime”- which was met with praise from survivors of sexual assault and rape.

“For years, I have fought for survivors of sexual assault, and today is the first time I will be able to fight for myself,” said Lise-Lotte Lublin, a school teacher and former model who has long pushed for statutes of limitations to be broadened in sexual violence cases.

Lublin had initially filed a case against Cosby in 2014, alleging that the former comedian had summoned her to his hotel in 1989 to learn acting techniques. She recalled Cosby giving her spiked alcohol to “help her relax”. Lubin revealed she quickly lost consciousness, only reawakening in her own bed later on, not knowing how she got there.

More than 60 women had accused Cosby in 2018 in Pennsylvania of sexual assault and rape through the inclusion of drugs, and he was convicted for drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2014. However, in 2021 the Pennsylvanian Supreme Court overturned this suit, citing the fact that the former star was denied protection against self-incrimination.

The court had stated that Cosby had been denied his “due process rights” when the prosecuters had ensured him that he won’t be charged if he confessed during the testament. When he revealed that he gave women quaaludes during sex, it became the key testimony during the criminal case that was overturned.

Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, released a statement where he accused the women who filed a suit against Cosby of being motivated by their “addiction to massive amounts of media attention and greed.”

“From this day forward, we will not continue to allow these women to parade various accounts … against Mr. Cosby anymore without vetting them in the court of public opinion and inside of the courtroom,”  Wyatt responded in a statement.