Bill Cosby to Give New Deposition in Janice Dickinson Defamation Case

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Bill Cosby and his former lawyer Marty Singer will have to give new depositions in Janice Dickinson’s defamation case over her allegations of sexual assault, Dickinson’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, confirmed.

The decision was made Monday in a L.A. Superior Court hearing by judge Debra K. Weintraub. In November, the model and former “America’s Next Top Model” judge came out against Cosby, telling Entertainment Tonight that he drugged and raped her in 1982. Singer, Cosby’s lawyer at the time, issued a statement of denial, saying Dickinson’s story was “an outrageous defamatory lie” and “completely fabricated.”

Dickinson fired back in May, suing Cosby for defamation. In her statement, she said Cosby denied her story “with the intent and effect of revictimizing her and destroying the professional reputation she’s spent decades building.”

Cosby and Singer will have to give their depositions before Nov. 25. Additional dates are still being worked out, said Bloom.

Cosby’s lawyers argued in their anti-SLAPP motion that Dickinson’s lawyers would have to prove malice. Weintraub rejected that motion, and now Cosby and Singer will have to testify on whether or not they knew if the allegations were true before issuing the public denial.

The decision comes just a few weeks after Cosby and Singer parted ways. Cosby is now being represented legally by Christopher Tayback of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan.

Cosby was recently deposed Oct. 9 in the case of Judy Huth, the details of which are sealed to the public until Dec. 22. Huth claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. Model Chloe Goins has also filed a suit against Cosby, claiming he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

More than 50 women have now come out against Cosby with various allegations of drugging and sexual assault.

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  1. bsbarnes says:

    The Honorable Debra K. Weintraub will depose Bill Cosby: it is fitting that a female judge is handling this case, and the more that we get Cosby on record the better. Clearly what Janice Dickenson said was not a total fabrication, and if what she alleges proves to be mostly true, then Cosby and Marty Singer will be singing a different tune real soon.

  2. Jim D says:

    Cosby will spend the rest of his life immersed in litigation. At least some karma for his past!

  3. This could seriously hurt the chances of Ghost Dad 2!

  4. Harrison2253 says:

    We are witnessing the slow unraveling of Bill Cosby. Bit by bit. Piece by piece his case and his reputation is falling apart.

    • Uhhh, that has already happened, fully. Now it’s just going through the motions until his heart attack. My hope is that he’s utterly ostracized and retreats in ignominious shame, rather than screaming his denials into oblivion.

  5. Lisa says:

    Once lawyers start leaving a case, you know something’s up.
    Funny how Cosby claims Dickinson’s account is ‘completely fabricated’. I guess all the accounts of him drugging and raping 50 women are ‘completely fabricated’. Like he’s never even met any of them! Because that’s the only way all the stories can be absolutely, utterly, and ‘completely fabricated’ – if he never met any of them. Which we know is not at all true.
    These beautiful young ladies would have nothing to do with an ugly, unattractive boar like that. And he knew they wouldn’t, so he had to drug them.
    If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, … you know the rest.

    • Adam says:

      You should read Marty Singer’s reply to her allegation. Everything he said in it is 100% truthful and verifiable. There is NO WAY Janice will win this case.

  6. Dick Delson says:

    My good friend and client Robert Culp gave Cosby his break on the TV series “I Spy”.
    Until then, no African American ever had a starring role on television. When Culp died of a sudden heart attack on a Los Angeles street, I arranged a tribute to him at the Director’s Guild theater on Sunset Blvd. A lot of people got up to speak about Culp.I sat across from Cosby who made no effort to do the same. As soon as the service was over, Cosby was the first person out the door. I used to be a fan…used to be.

    • kiasoto says:

      Robert Culp’s Memorial Service was held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Bill Cosby did not attend the service……..However he did send a video of how he was feeling about his friend’s passing that was filmed during one of his concerts in Florida, which was played during the service.
      feel free to watch it … there are enough people ripping Cosby apart but to purposely spread vicious lies makes you just as bad as the others.

    • Lisa says:

      He was in a hurry because he had places to be, people to see, and women to rape.

      • ZiggyZettel says:

        Cup was a class act, unlike his “costar”. I liked his latter work on “Raymond” – he was funny and believable as half of ray’s crazy inlays. lol

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