December 10th, 2014
10:30 PM ET

Bill Cosby accuser files defamation suit

Bill Cosby and one of his accusers are in a stand-off over the truth. Tamara Green, who alleges the famed comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her in the 1970s, is suing Cosby for defamation.

This is what she says happened when Erin Burnett recently spoke with her:

"It was like hand to hand combat," Green said. "I didn't know if he was going to kill me or rape me or - I knew he had his clothes off and he was trying to get in bed with me." Green continued, "he sexually assaulted me and did all kinds of things."

Cosby, through his attorney, claims her allegations are false and the incident did not happen. Green wants her name restored and is suing the 77-year-old for defaming her credibility.

By CNN's count, at least 20 women have gone public with accusations. Cosby has never been charged.

OutFront, Joseph Cammarata is the attorney representing Tamara Green in her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby. He represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton. He joins me now.

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