Bill Cosby Denies He Settled Any Defamation Suit Says His Insurance Company Did It Without His Explicit Orders

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A settlement has been reached in a defamation suit filed by a group of women against Bill Cosby, according to new court documents.

A lawyer for the seven women who claimed the disgraced comic sexually assaulted them and later defamed them by labeling their stories as lies filed papers Friday in federal court in Springfield, Mass., saying the two sides have settled and seeking to dismiss the claims.

“Plaintiffs’ claims against Defendant William H. Cosby, Jr. have been settled,” attorney Joseph Cammarata wrote. “Each Plaintiff is satisfied with the settlement.”

But a statement on Cosby’s social media pages claimed his insurance company, AIG, had settled the cases “without the knowledge, permission and/or consent of Mr. Cosby,”

“AIG showed that they’re a part of the corruption against me, by paying off these distractors, without my knowledge, without my permission and without my consent. AIG’s egregious behavior will be frowned upon by their many customers. They have proven that they do not have the best interest of their clients in mind, which will cause them to lose an overwhelming amount of business. I, [Bill Cosby], will never settle any defamation claim, I will continue to pursue my counterclaims, and I will not relinquish AIG from its responsibility in defending my defamation claims. That’s why I paid my premiums on time and I never let my policy lapse. AIG’s settlement of these claims in Massachusetts makes them look corrupt and it exposes my innocence. Thank you very much.”

It also says Cosby who was locked up last year for drugging and sexually assaulting another woman in 2004 will still pursue counterclaims against the women for harming his reputation.

The women in the suit who include attorney Tamara Green, artist Barbara Bowman and nurse Therese Serignese had claimed the convicted sex offender defamed them by labeling them liars after they went public with allegations of assault against him.

One plaintiff, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” actress Louisa Moritz, died in January, but Cammarata said at the time that her estate would take her place in the suit.

Mortiz had alleged that Cosby assaulted her before an appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” in 1971. The judge overseeing the case must still approve the settlement. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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AIG showed that they’re a part of the corruption against me, by paying off these distractors, without my knowledge, without my permission and without my consent. AIG’s egregious behavior will be frowned upon by their many customers. They have proven that they do not have the best interest of their clients in mind, which will cause them to lose an overwhelming amount of business. I, [Bill Cosby], will never settle any defamation claim, I will continue to pursue my counterclaims, and I will not relinquish AIG from its responsibility in defending my defamation claims. That’s why I paid my premiums on time and I never let my policy lapse. AIG’s settlement of these claims in Massachusetts makes them look corrupt and it exposes my innocence. Thank you very much. #FarFromFinished #FreeBillCosby

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