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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago, Cosby’s attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.

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Attorney Martin Singer wrote in the filing that the lawsuit by Judy Huth and her attorney followed a failed attempt to extort $250,000 from Cosby. In the filing, Cosby seeks monetary damages from Huth and her attorney.

The filing comes two days after Huth sued, claiming the comedian forced her to perform a sex act in 1974 when she was 15 years old.

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Her lawsuit stated she only recently discovered that she had suffered psychological damage as a result of the incident, which under California law would allow filing of the case.

Singer is seeking to have Huth’s suit dismissed.

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