Bill Cosby has allegedly hired a team of investigators to find harmful information about his more than two-dozen sexual assault accusers, according to the New York Daily News blog Page Six.
"The comedian, fighting an onslaught of accusations that he sexually assaulted more than two dozen women over many years, is paying six-figure fees to private investigators for information that might discredit his alleged victims," Page Six said.
The NY Daily News confirmed this information through various, unnamed sources including one source that contended that one California firm of former LAPD detectives is working on digging up dirt for Cosby.
Another source claims Cosby called out former supermodel Beverly Johnson following her public statement that Cosby drugged her. Detectives, the source said, have already found things about Johnson. "We found out that Beverly never told her live-in lover of several years what she's now telling the media and we found that to be strange," the source allegedly told Page Six.
After Page Six broke the story, The New York Times published a piece detailing Cosby's history of damaging his accusers' reputations as a hush tactic.
"While many of the women say they never filed police complaints or went public because they feared damaging their reputation or careers," the Times reads, "the aggressive legal and media strategy mounted by Mr. Cosby and his team may also have played a significant role."
Historically, Cosby's strategy for dealing with his accusers has been, "an organized and expensive effort that involved quashing accusations as they emerged while raising questions about the accusers' character and motives," the Times said.
At the time this post was written, Cosby had not issued a statement about the allegations that he's hired private investigators to dig up dirt on his alleged victims.