Moritz claims Cosby raped her before an appearance on The Tonight Show in 1971, and is trying to persuade at least nine of the other alleged victims who've come forward in recent weeks to join her in a class action lawsuit even though the statute of limitations expired long ago.
Henry Gradstein, a lawyer representing choreographer Wade Robson in a lawsuit claiming sexual abuse by the late Michael Jackson, told The Daily News that Moritz doesn't stand a chance. "It's highly unlikely that a class action would be possible because the facts and circumstances of each individual case would predominate over possible common class issues," Gradstein said. "In addition, if the women are located in different states, the statutes of limitations are specific to each state."
Even if Moritz's class action suit doesn't stand a chance, yet another woman has come forward with allegations of rape against Cosby. Former model Jewel Allison told The Daily News that she accepted a dinner invitation to Cosby's home in the '80s. When she arrived, he gave her a drugged glass of wine and then "grabbed her hand and placed it on his genitals." He later put her in a cab and she vomited all the way home. She declined another invitation to his home.
As the list of women accusing Cosby of rape continues to grow, the comedian continues to perform his stand-up routine around the country. During a performance in Florida last weekend he said he wouldn't comment on "innuendos." On Monday, two of his scheduled performances were canceled, one in Washington and another in Connecticut. According to CBS News, no official reason was given. Performances in Arizona and Las Vegas were previously canceled.