In November, one of Temple’s most famous alums, Bill Cosby, faced charges of a resurfacing sexual assault case and did not comment; now in February, he filed suit against one of his accusers, her lawyer, mother, and a publisher of the National Enquirer in light of his recent arrest.
Cosby’s lawyers have not disclosed why the suit is taking place. However, it was filed one day before an essential hearing in the case against Cosby.
Andrea Constand accuses Cosby of sexually assaulting by drugging then molesting her at his Philadelphia home in 2004. Many other women have come forward with allegations, but the statue of limitations has run out for their cases.
At the beginning of December, Cosby stepped down from Temple University’s Board of Trustees.
“I have always been proud of my association with Temple University,” Cosby said in a statement released by Temple, “I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the University and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from Temple University Board of Trustees.”
He held the position for over thirty years.
Cosby’s preliminary hearing regarding the felony case will take place on March 8. Cosby may face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.