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Stacey Pinkerton files lawsuit against Bill Cosby for sexual assault in 1986

Another Bill Cosby accuser has filed suit against the disgraced actor, claiming he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986 when she was 21, new court papers show.

Stacey Pinkerton claims the 85-year-old fallen “Cosby Show” star groomed and “manipulated [her] into believing that he was trying to help her career” as a model and actress before he allegedly raped her in March 1986, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit from Friday.

Pinkerton says the comedian gave her money, set her up in a hotel and even had her act on an episode of his show — though her scene was ultimately cut from the March 20, 1986, episode, the filing claims.

But one night in March that year, Cosby’s assistant had Pinkerton meet him at an Italian restaurant in Illinois where he “drugged [her] meal without her knowledge,” before forcing her into a car and carting her off to a room at the Drake hotel in Chicago, the court papers claim.

There, “Cosby engaged in forced sexual intercourse” with Pinkerton — who “was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless,” the suit alleges.

Pinkerton “escaped hours later” when Cosby was sleeping, the filing claims.

Stacey Pinkerton is pictured.
Pinkerton says she was 21 when Cosby groomed her under the pretext of helping her career.
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She claims she stayed silent because “Cosby exerted his power, influence, and status” over her, the court papers alleged.

Then in September of that year, Cosby’s assistant invited her to his “Bill Cosby: 49” show in Chicago, where she planned to confront him, the suit claims.

Instead, Cosby forced a kiss on Pinkerton and groped her butt before she started yelling “and was removed from the theater by production staff,” the filing alleges.

Pinkerton is also suing NBC, Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Carsey Werner Company alleging they “facilitated, enabled, approved, and ratified Cosby’s sexual assaults of women,” the suit charges.

Kaufman Astoria and Carsey Werner gave Cosby assistants and reps whom he used to cover-up his sexual assaults, the court papers claim.

Pinkerton filed suit under New York’s recently passed Adult Survivor’s Act allowing victims to bring claims that had previously been outside the statute of limitations.

Bill Cosby is pictured.
Pinkerton filed suit under New York’s Adult Survivor’s Act.

Five other women filed suit against Cosby earlier this month alleging he drugged, groped, raped and sexually abused them as far back as 1969.

“In light of the New York legislature’s move to abolish the statute of limitations, it’s not really surprising that there is a wave of new lawsuits,” Cosby’s rep Jennifer Bonjean told The Post. “We are going to examine [the lawsuits] one at a time and address them in the courts and he is going to assert all defenses available to him.”

Cosby has been accused by dozens of women of sexual assault but has vehemently denied the claims. He has since been found liable in a civil trial of sexually abusing a teen girl in 1975.

He was convicted of aggravated indecent assault in 2018 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the conviction was overturned on appeal and he was released in June 2021.

NBC and Carsey Werner didn’t immediately return requests for comment. Kaufman Astoria could not immediately be reached for comment.

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