Ten years ago this past February, California attorney Tamara Green was the first woman to come forward and publicly support Andrea Constand’s drugging and sexual assault allegations against entertainer Bill Cosby with a harrowing tale of her own.
With that, the former model, who said Cosby drugged and tried to sexually assault her back in 1970, became front and center in a national media firestorm that had just begun to quiet down. Not only did Bill Cosby’s representatives deny it happened, they denied he even knew her and began leaking negative information about her to the press, including reports she was sanctioned for overdrawing a legal client’s trust account. Every skeleton in her closet came tumbling out. Green eventually retreated to her home in southern California, penned in by the ocean on one side and the media on the other.
When the scandal resurfaced last year, Green once again found herself being publicly branded a liar. This time, she fought back. She hired prominent Washington, D.C. attorney Joseph Cammarata and filed a defamation lawsuit against Cosby.
“To quote the great Yogi Berra, ‘It was deja vu all over again,” Green tells PEOPLE in an exclusive new interview from her home in southern California. “It was me being a liar again. It was me falsely accusing somebody again. It was me being scrutinized again.” CLICK FOR MORE