Bill Cosby is suing model Beverly Johnson over her allegations that he drugged and attempted to sexually assault her in the 1980s.
Cosby’s defamation lawsuit filed in Los Angeles calls Johnson’s story a lie and accuses her of using it to try to rekindle her career.
Johnson first accused Cosby of drugging her in his New York home in a piece last year for Vanity Fair magazine.
She has described Cosby allegedly drugging her and her angry reaction in subsequent interviews and a memoir.
Cosby’s lawsuit contends a dinner described by Johnson was attended by his wife and he never dined alone with the supermodel.
Last week, Cosby counter-sued seven other women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.
Just in: Bill Cosby is suing Beverly Johnson for causing him "emotional distress" with her allegations: pic.twitter.com/5pNYsVuLZ2— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) December 21, 2015