LOS ANGELES — Legal experts say any case centering on decades-old allegations against Bill Cosby would face hurdles.
In recent weeks, the comedian has seen a flurry of old sexual assault allegations, a lawsuit and a police investigation into a molestation claim. The 77-year-old Cosby settled the only sexual assault case filed against him years ago.
Civil litigation lawyers say witnesses' memories fade, witnesses may have died, or physical evidence is lacking to support the allegations. As one put it: "There's no smoking gun."
Cosby attorney Marty Singer has denied many of the claims. In one filing, Singer says the accuser attempted to extort $250,000 from Cosby in return for her silence and unsuccessfully tried years ago to sell her story to a tabloid.
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