In 1980, Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, were accused of drugging and raping a woman.
In response, the comedian and his then-wife, then-model Diane Sawyer, sued Cosby and her family for $1.25 million, claiming they sexually assaulted her and that Cosby was responsible for the abuse.
Cosby was never charged with a crime, and the case ended in a mistrial.
This time around, Cosby is being sued by his former assistant, Andrea Constand, who alleges that she was assaulted by him in 1999.
“In this lawsuit, Andrea has accused Cosby of druggling her with powerful pills and sexually assaulting her in a hotel room,” a representative for the lawyer representing Constand told The Hollywood Reporter in an email.
Cosby is seeking $2 million from Constand and $1 million from Sawyer, who was not named in the lawsuit.
Cosby has never been charged with any crime, but he did receive a slap on the wrist in 2007, when he was sentenced to five years probation for his role in the Constand assault.