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Artist sues newly released Bill Cosby over hotel meeting in 1990

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A prominent Bill Cosby accuser filed a lawsuit Thursday against the actor over a meeting in a hotel room in 1990 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Lili Bernard’s trial comes just before the state’s two-year window expires to file older sexual assault complaints.

Bernard tells The Associated Press that she was motivated in part by Cosby’s recent release from prison. Cosby, 84, has been free since June, when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 conviction in another case.

Bernard says Cosby drugged and raped her when she was 26.

A spokesperson for Cosby said the so-called “look back” windows violate a person’s due process rights.