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3 Bill Cosby accusers have their distress claims dismissed

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/4/2017
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Three women who had accused Bill Cosby of the intentional infliction of emotional distress in a Massachusetts case have had those claims dismissed, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Three women who had accused Bill Cosby of the intentional infliction of emotional distress in a Massachusetts case have had those claims dismissed, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Three women who had accused Bill Cosby of the intentional infliction of emotional distress in a Massachusetts case have had those claims dismissed.

A document filed Friday in federal court shows the claims were dismissed after Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz and Joan Tarshis conferred about the viability of the claims. The women are among dozens who've alleged Cosby molested them decades ago.

Cosby is set to go on trial in June in another case. He's accused of sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Prosecutors had hoped to call Serignese and a dozen other women to testify at the trial. A judge blocked all but one of them from testifying.

Cosby has pleaded not guilty.

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