Tuesday 21 November 2017

Three Bill Cosby accusers have distress claims dismissed

Bill Cosby is set to go on trial in June in another case (AP)
Bill Cosby is set to go on trial in June in another case (AP)

Three women who accused Bill Cosby of the intentional infliction of emotional distress have had their claims dismissed.

A document filed on Friday in federal court in Massachusetts shows the claims were dismissed after Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz and Joan Tarshis conferred about the viability of the claims.

The women are among dozens who have alleged Cosby molested them decades ago.

Cosby is set to go on trial in June in another case, accused of sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Prosecutors had hoped to call Ms Serignese and a dozen other women to give evidence at the trial. A judge blocked all but one of them from testifying.

Cosby has pleaded not guilty.

Press Association

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