A federal defamation lawsuit brought by seven alleged victims of comedian Bill Cosby has been settled, MassLive reported Friday. The terms of the settlement were not made public, but NBC News reports that Attorney Joseph Cammarata told the court that “each plaintiff is satisfied with the settlement.” Cosby, however, denied that he agreed to a settlement. “Mr. Cosby did not settle any cases with anyone. He is not paying anything to anyone, and he is still pursuing his counterclaims. AIG decided to settle these cases, without the knowledge, permission and/or consent of Mr. Cosby,” a statement read.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Springfield, claimed Cosby sexually assaulted the seven women and subsequently defamed them when they came forward with their allegations. Cosby is currently serving a three to 10 year prison sentence in a Pennsylvania prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.