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Newly Freed Bill Cosby Sued for Hotel Drugging, Rape Allegations From 1990

Bill Cosby arrives at court on in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 24, 2018.
Bill Cosby arrives at court on in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 24, 2018.Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
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Philadelphia (AP) -- A prominent Bill Cosby accuser filed suit Thursday against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before the state's two-year window to file older sexual assault claims expires.

Los Angeles artist Lili Bernard told The Associated Press she was prompted in part by Cosby's recent release from prison. The 84-year-old Cosby has been free since June, when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 sexual assault conviction in another case on procedural grounds.