Tamara Green, a retired California attorney who says Bill Cosby drugged and groped her in 1969 or 1970, filed a defamation lawsuit against the entertainer Wednesday.
In the suit, filed in Springfield, Massachusetts, not far from where Cosby has a home, Green says comments made by Cosby’s representatives to The Washington Post and Newsweek this year “impugned” her reputation and exposed her to “public contempt, ridicule, aversion or disgrace.”
She filed the suit to “restore her good name and reputation” her attorney, Joseph Cammarata, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“That’s all we’ve got in life at the end of the day,” he says. “It’s the most important thing we have.”
Other women Cosby has made public comments about are welcome to join the lawsuit, he says.
Martin Singer, one of Cosby’s attorneys, told PEOPLE: “We are very confident that we will prevail in this proceeding and we will pursue claims against the attorneys who filed this action.”
Walter Phillips Jr., one of Cosby’s attorneys, told the Post Cosby didn’t know Green and the allegations were untrue. CLICK FOR MORE