Bill Cosby‘s attorney put out a fierce statement today to the press after three additional woman came out publicly saying the comedy icon sexually assaulted them. Martin Singer made it known in the statement that he’s getting a bit peeved with the “media-driven feeding frenzy.”
Earlier today, Mediaite reported on claims by two more women––one of them the wife of actor Lou Ferrigno––that Cosby sexually assaulted them. In addition, another woman named Linda Joy Traitz claimed Cosby was “sexually aggressive” with her and offered her pills from a briefcase full of drugs. Singer says, “Ms. Traitz is the latest example of people coming out of the woodwork with unsubstantiated or fabricated stories about my client.”
He goes on to cite Traitz’s long criminal history, which was documented by TMZ earlier today. Traitz has been arrested and charged for multiple crimes including battery, theft, and drug-related offenses.
Carla Ferrigno said that Cosby once forcefully tried to kiss her, and that was another point of contention for Singer:
This continuation of a pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous, with a purported ‘forceful kiss’ at a part in 1967, nearly 50 years ago, being treated as a current ‘news story’ and grossly mischaracterized as ‘sexual assault.’ This is utter nonsense.
Meanwhile, the executive producers of The Cosby Show (which TV Land has pulled from its schedule) have publicly weighed in on the multiple allegations against Cosby. Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey said, “The Bill we know was a brilliant and wonderful collaborator on a show that changed the landscape of television. These recent news reports are beyond our knowledge or comprehension.”
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