Bill Cosby calls insurance company ‘despicable’ for stabbing him in the back

Bill Cosby. Photo: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media

For a second time this month, Bill Cosby raged against insurance company AIG for settling one of the lawsuits against him without his consent or knowledge.

The imprisoned legendary comedian response is in regards to a confidential deal American International Group made with Chloe Goins over an alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 2008. Goins was 18 at the time.

“AIG’s conduct is despicable and I can only imagine how terribly they’re treating their policyholders, who don’t have my means and my resources,” Cosby, 81, said in a statement that was obtained by the New York Times and USA Today.

“It was proven by the Los Angeles Police Department that I was not at the Playboy Mansion on the date in question, and was not in the State of California,” Cosby penned from his Pennsylvania cell. “This woman’s supposed friend confirmed that she made up this story by denying that they knew her [Goins] and, most importantly, denying that they visited the Playboy Mansion with her.”

Cosby, now officially labeled a sexual predator, is serving 3 to 10 years after being found guilty for the 2004 sexual assault of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

Earlier this month, the insurance company also came to an agreement with seven women in a class-action defamation lawsuit against Cosby. In that case, as with this one, Cosby also denounced AIG’s actions as an example of “egregious behavior” which was done without his consent.

Today, Cosby is at AIG’s throat once again.

“AIG continues to act egregiously by settling these heinous claims without my knowledge and/or consent; and AIG continues to show they’re complicit in this scheme to destroy me and my family,” Cosby said in the statement. “I encourage all of AIG’s policyholders to drop this pathetic insurance company quickly, before they destroy you and your family.

“Ms. Goins’s lawsuit never should have proceeded and I will still pursue my claims against her,” Cosby added. “Thank you very much.”

AIG’s spokesperson told the newspapers the company “declines comment” on the settlements and Cosby’s response.

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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