Yesterday, five women sued Bill Cosby for sexual in New York State under that state’s new “Adult Victims Act.”
The law, which gives adult survivors of sexual assault a one-year window to use the civil courts to expose sexual assault and get accountability, took effect on Thanksgiving. It’s modeled on the highly successful Child Victims’ Act, which gave survivors of child sexual abuse in the state a two-year window to come forward. That window closed in 2021.
Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Marilyn Manson, Woody Allen, and other well known showbiz predators are in for a world of civil litigation hurt: a similar law in California opens on January 1, 2023.
I anticipate a lot of VERY NERVOUS celebs are “lawyering up” as I write this.