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Bill Cosby Counter-Sues an Accuser, Claims Attempted Extortion

Bill Cosby's lawyer is continuing his smear campaign against those who have accused the comedian of sexual assault. Cosby's attorney Martin Singer is now claiming one of the accusers attempted to extort money from Cosby and sell her story before filing suit, The Associated Press reports.

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Bill Cosby's lawyer is continuing his smear campaign against those who have accused the comedian of sexual assault. Cosby's attorney Martin Singer is now claiming one of the accusers attempted to extort money from Cosby and sell her story before filing suit, The Associated Press reports.

Judy Huth filed a lawsuit against Cosby on Tuesday alleging that he sexually abused her in 1974 when she was only 15. Huth says Cosby gave her and a friend alcohol and brought them to the Playboy mansion where he attempted to put his hand down her pants and took her hand and performed a sex act on himself.

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Singer filed a counter-suit on Thursday seeking to dismiss Huth's lawsuit on the grounds that it was only filed after she attempted to extort $100,000 from Cosby in exchange for her silence one month ago. As more women came forward, Huth allegedly raised the amount to $250,000.

The filing also claims that Huth unsuccessfully tried to sell her story ten years ago, but no one was willing to pay. Singer also put Huth's filing under fire since it didn't include a certification from a psychologist confirming the psychological trauma resulting from the incident was newly discovered, as her filing states.

Cosby is now seeking over $33,000 from Huth and her attorney.