By CBSLA Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBSLA) — Lili Bernard, an actress who appeared on the Bill Cosby show filed a civil lawsuit for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting her during a mentoring session decades ago.

Bernard claimed she woke up with a naked Cosby on top of her during a mentoring session in 1990.

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“The sexual violence and threats Cosby unleashed upon me as described in my lawsuit derailed the upward momentum of my acting career and caused me lifelong-disabling PTSD and sickness which have sometimes required hospitalization,” said Bernard.

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Cosby maintains his innocence and his spokesman claims the lawsuit is an abuse of the legal process. 

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Cosby was freed from prison earlier this year after his rape conviction was overturned.