Bill Cosby was hit with yet another lawsuit on Monday, by a woman who appeared on “The Bill Cosby Show” and claimed she was forcibly raped by the comedian.
In the suit, filed in federal court in Massachusetts, Kathrine Mae McKee says that she first met Cosby in 1964, and appeared on “The Bill Cosby Show” in 1971.
The alleged incident took place three years later, in 1974, the lawsuit claims, after Cosby asked her to pick up ribs for him and pick him up at his hotel, after which they went to his friend’s boat party.
However, when she arrived, McKee claims that Cosby, dressed in a bathrobe and knit wool cap, “immediately set upon and physically attacked her,” tossing the ribs aside.
“Cosby was wild and aggressive, and was acting nothing like the man Ms. McKee had known professionally,” the lawsuit reads.
Cosby then violently lifted McKee’s dress and pulled down her panties, the lawsuit says, and “proceeded to forcibly rape Ms. McKee” in an incident that was “shocking, scary and horrible.”
The suit alleges defamation, claiming that, after she came forward with her story, Cosby’s former attorney Martin Singer sent a letter to media, in which Cosby denied her claim and called her a liar. McKee further claims that Cosby made other false statements about her.
Alleging defamation, McKee is seeking unspecified damages, but notes in her suit that “the matter in controversy exceeds the sum or value of $75,000.”
In the past year, dozens of women have accused Cosby of rape or sexual assault, with many of the women claiming that he drugged them beforehand.
Cosby faces multiple lawsuits as the result of the allegations. His former attorney, Martin Singer — with whom Cosby has parted ways — has denied the allegations in the past.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.