AIG has allegedly settled a second lawsuit without the imprisoned comedian’s knowledge.
Bill Cosby’s insurance company has, for the second time in a month, allegedly settled a lawsuit without the celebrity’s knowledge. Cosby is raging against the insurer, A.I.G., for continuing this practice without his being aware or consenting.
The comedian once known as “America’s Dad” released a statement against AIG’s actions on his behalf.
“A.I.G.’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,” said Cosby in a statement. This was in response to Bill Cosby’s insurance company having settled another lawsuit, this time with Chloe Goins. American International Group (A.I.G.) settled the suit over an alleged 2008 assault in Los Angeles at the Playboy Mansion when Goins was 18 years old.
“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,” said Cosby, who is serving a sentence in a Pennsylvania prison on other charges. Cosby is officially designated as a sexual predator and is serving a sentence of 3 to 10 years in length for the rape of Andrea Constand in 2004 when she was an employee at Temple University.
“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,” explained Cosby in his statement.
As a result the anger toward Bill Cosby’s insurance company has escalated from the actor.
According to a Deadline report, the L.A.P.D. had sent Goins’ case to Los Angeles County D.A. Jackie Lacye’s office near the end of 2015, at which time, Goins filed a lawsuit against Cosby in civil court. In early 2016, the D.A. said he would pursue the case due to “insufficient evidence” for proving the matter “beyond a reasonable doubt, as there was evidence suggesting that Cosby wasn’t at Hugh Hefner’s house and may not even have been in the state on the night in 2008 on which he was accused of having assaulted Goins.
Bill Cosby’s insurance company settled the case before Cosby was meant to give a deposition this week.
The upcoming deposition may have explained why A.I.G. rushed to settle the case with Goins. Goins is reportedly “pleased” with the settlement deal she received, according to her lawyer.