*One of Bill Cosby’s accusers has just filed a civil lawsuit against the entertainer.
Renita Chaney-Hill, who last year accused the comedian of repeated sex abuse that began when she was a minor, is suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to Vulture.com.
Chaney-Hill says was a teen in the early ’80s when Cosby met her and selected her to join him on the educational TV show “Picture Pages.” She says he painted their initial relationship out to be that of mentor and mentee, as he would allegedly invite her to stay with him in his hotel rooms.
In her suit, Chaney-Hill says she was repeatedly drugged and raped by Cosby over a period of four years during which the comedian paid her tuition at Spelman College and Temple University.
The court docs, filed Wednesday in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, seek unspecified damages for the alleged physical and emotional trauma, according to reports, and also seek to hold Cosby accountable for calling her an extortionist and liar.
“I am hopeful, with the help of my legal team, justice will be served,” Hill, now 48, said at a press conference Thursday.