Bill Cosby is firing back at some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

FOX News' Tonya J. Powers has the story:

The comedian is firing back with a lawsuit of his own... Taking aim at seven women who are suing him...

Bill Cosby filed suit on Monday with a countersuit, calling the accusations against him "malicious and false."

The women claim he defamed them by allowing his representatives to brand them as liars after they went public with allegations of rape and other sexual misconduct that dates back decades.

In his lawsuit, Cosby says the women have mounted a character assassination campaign for money.

Over the past year, about 50 women have come forward with claims of rape or unwanted sexual contact by Cosby.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.