Bill Cosby Shuts Down Defamation Countersuit Against Sexual Assault Accusers

Andrew Wyatt, a spokesman for the incarcerated comedian, states that the 81-year-old chose to drop the legal fight against seven of his alleged victims 'to focus on other matters.'

AceShowbiz - Bill Cosby has dropped plans to pursue his countersuit against a group of women who accused him of sexual assault.

The disgraced comedian, who is serving time behind bars for drugging and raping Andrea Constand in 2004, was left fuming in April after learning his insurance agents had settled with seven of his alleged victims.

Officials at AIG agreed to an undisclosed payout with the plaintiffs, which included actresses Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie, claiming the convicted actor had sexually assaulted them and wrongly called them liars when they went public with their charges.

Cosby didn't agree with the insurance move, and challenged the deal from behind bars as he vowed to keep his countersuit going.

However, his lawyers have since filed papers in a Massachusetts court to formally close the countersuit case.

The 81-year-old's spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, tells The Associated Press Cosby chose to end the legal dispute "to focus on other matters".

He was sentenced to serve three to 10 years behind bars after a jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Constand last year (18).

Cosby is in prison pending an appeal.

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