The women suing Cosby in federal court in Massachusetts argue that he has no future in show business and won’t be hurt by disclosing that information. Related: Bill Cosby’s Latest Defense: He’s a Victim of ‘Racial Bias’ But Agrusa, in a written response filed Thursday, called that claim “baseless.” “When Mr. Cosby is cleared from all liability and charges … he expects to resume his career, and there is no reason to believe otherwise,” she wrote. “But disclosure of this type of financial and business information is irreversible. Even after his name is cleared, if released to the public, this information would improperly restrain his employment and tie his hands for renegotiation.” Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a Habeas Corpus hearing on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on July 7, 2016. MARK MAKELA / Reuters Approximately 50 women have come forward since 2014 and claimed that Cosby, once known as America’s Dad for his beloved portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on his top-ranked “The Cosby Show” in the 1980s and ’90s, forced unwanted sexual contact on them decades ago. In Pennsylvania, Cosby has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee.
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