Tamara Green, a former trial attorney who claims Bill Cosby drugged and then groped and tried to have sex with her in 1970, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the entertainer for comments his representatives made about her earlier this year to Newsweek and the Washington Post.
Green’s lawsuit alleges that the comments–made in an attempt to truncate the development of what was still a growing Cosby sex scandal–”impugned [her], and…exposed her to public contempt, ridicule, aversion, or disgrace.”
Her story of sexual assault is similar to many of the other accusations brought against Cosby in the past few weeks in both its details and outcome. Green says she was a young model when a friend introduced her to Cosby, and the two went to lunch together.
From there, “I told him I felt awful, he gave me what he said were Contac. Suddenly I felt like I was stoned out of my mind.”
Then, when Cosby took her back to his apartment, he “started taking off my clothes. He had his pants down and was all over me.”
The lawsuit states that Cosby penetrated Green “digitally.”
When he tried to go farther, she resisted him, left, and became a successful attorney.
Green first spoke out against Cosby in 2005, when he settled out-of-court with accuser Andrea Constand, and has struggled to get people to believe her since then.
Green’s attorney, Joseph Cammarata, invited other women with similar stories to join his client’s lawsuit.
Cammara is best-known as the attorney who defended Paula Jones against President Clinton.
Judy Huth, who was fifteen at the time of her alleged molestation by Cosby, has filed one lawsuit against the comedian.
And Constand, who settled her criminal charges with Cosby years ago, has brought a civil suit against him. Her attorney is looking to add plaintiffs, as well.