Far Out Friday: Insurer sues Bill Cosby

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Far Out Friday: Insurer sues Bill Cosby
AIG Property Casualty, one of the largest P&C insurers in North America, has filed suit against Bill Cosby, alleging that it has no duty to defend the disgraced comedian and should not be liable if model Janice Dickinson wins her civil lawsuit against him, reports Daily Mail Online.
 
Dickinson commenced the litigation in May on defamation charges. She claims to have endured emotional suffering following Cosby’s public remarks that her 1982 rape was based on “fabricated lies”
 
Cosby maintained two homeowner policies through AIG Property, which included personal liability caps of $1 million and a “personal excess liability policy” of $35 million, according to a Complaint filed in the United States District Court. The coverage contained provisions, however, that dismissed claims resulting from “'actual, alleged or threatened' sexual misconduct, molestation or harassment or 'sexual, physical or mental abuse' related to  'sexual misconduct, molestation or harassment.’”
 
AIG also lists Dickinson on the suit. 
 
Last month, the company filed a similar lawsuit in Massachusetts, where Cosby also resides. In that Complaint, the insurer claims it is not liable for damages in the civil lawsuit involving Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz, as it does not defend in situations of “sexual misconduct, molestation or harassment.”
 
More than 40 women have accused the former The Cosby Show star of sexual assault, and it has recently resurfaced that Cosby once admitted under oath that he gave Quaaludes to a woman and then engaged in relations with her.