Bill Cosby is in deep trouble again as five new accusers are suing him in New York for alleged crimes 40-50 years ago. Under the old laws, these were past he statutes of limitation. But not anymore. New York passed the “lookback” laws.
” The lawsuit was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, passed last month, which gives adult survivors of sexual abuse a one-year window to sue their abusers even if the statute of limitations on their claims has expired.
The law mirrors the state’sChild Victims Act of 2019, which similarly opened a two-year window for child sex abuse survivors to sue their abusers. That law yielded about 10,600 lawsuits, including a prominent case against Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein. (Prince Andrew denied wrongdoing and agreed to settle the case.)
The idea of the lookback window is that many victims of sexual abuse take years to publicly speak about their traumas, and this law would give them an opportunity to finally have their day in court.”
Cosby got out of jail in 2021 and began planning a comeback comedy tour. But as of now, the comeback is canceled.
Is this a good idea? Or is this an overreach? Leave your answer in the comments below.