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(NEWSER) – Tamara Green is one of the women who say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her decades ago, and she has just filed suit against him in Massachusetts. But instead of assault, the lawsuit is going after Cosby for defamation.

Green says that Cosby's denials of the alleged assault have hurt her reputation, and TMZ reports that the legal tactic gives her a chance to sue Cosby without running into statute-of-limitations problems: The alleged assault may be 40 years old, but Cosby's denials are more recent.

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