Bill Cosby files counter-suit against seven women in defamation case

Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado on Jan 17, 2015.
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado on Jan 17, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

BOSTON (REUTERS) - Actor and comedian Bill Cosby on Monday filed a countersuit against seven women who had accused him of defaming them by saying they lied when they accused him of sexual assault, charging that they had tarnished his reputation.

The counter-suit, filed in US District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, contends that the women defamed his"honourable legacy and reputation" by accusing him of sexual misconduct.