Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed against him by seven women who said in court that he defamed them by saying they lied about sexual misconduct allegations against him, according to The Associated Press

Documents filed Friday reportedly showed the parties reached an agreement after Cosby went to prison in a separate sexual assault case. Cosby has also countersued. It is not clear whether that litigation is still pending. 

Cosby said in a Facebook post that he did not settle the cases, but that American International Group Inc., an insurance company, settled the case without his permission.

The Hill has reached out to AIG for comment. 


Cosby, 81, is serving three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania prison but is appealing his conviction. Dozens of women accused him of sexual assault, but Cosby was not prosecuted on most of their allegations because of expired statutes of limitations. 

An appeals court ruled last year that AIG, Cosby's insurer, was required to defend him and pay his legal fees, according to The Hollywood Reporter