A new lawsuit has been filed by an anonymous Jane Doe accuser, alleging that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her on the set of The Cosby Show in 1992. The complaint was filed on Friday in the New York Supreme Court under the temporary Adult Survivors Act. According to the accuser, she was invited to the set of Cosby’s show in 1992 to discuss a potential guest star role. She claims that Cosby offered her a drink in his dressing room, and after having two sips, she lost consciousness. When she woke up, she found herself without her underwear, with Cosby pulling his penis out from between her legs.
The lawsuit further alleges that Frank Scotti, a former NBC employee, stood guard outside the dressing room to ensure Cosby was uninterrupted during the assault. Scotti has previously admitted to standing guard but claimed he did not know what happened inside the dressing room.
Bill Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, declined to comment on the lawsuit, stating that the allegations were “utterly ridiculous and ludicrous.” Cosby has consistently denied the numerous allegations of sexual assault and abuse made against him by dozens of women throughout his career. He has previously admitted under oath to buying drugs to give to women he wanted to have sex with. Cosby served three years in prison for rape but was released in June 2021 after his conviction was overturned for procedural reasons. Since his release, he has faced new sexual assault lawsuits from more than a dozen accusers.
The accuser, Jane Doe, is empowered by the Adult Survivors Act, which allows victims of sexual offenses to take legal action even if the statute of limitations has passed. Her attorney, Jordan Rutsky, stated that the law has given her the confidence to come forward and seek justice.