Another legal blow

Judge rules Cosby must be deposed in Janice Dickinson case

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A California judge dealt disgraced comedian Bill Cosby another legal blow on Monday, in a lawsuit in which supermodel Janice Dickinson alleges he drugged and raped her in 1982. Debre K. Weintraub, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ordered Cosby and his former lawyer, Martin Singer, to testify under oath in the case no later than November 25. Dickinson filed a defamation suit against Cosby and his ex-attorney earlier this year, accusing Cosby of, through Singer, calling her rape allegations “a lie” and “false and outlandish.” Dickinson is unable to sue Cosby over the rape allegations due to the state’s statute of limitations. In a statement, Dickinson’s lawyer praised the judge’s decision, while an attorney for Cosby vowed to appeal it. Cosby is facing two other defamation suits and has been accused by more than 50 women of rape and sexual assault over a period of decades. He’s flatly denied any wrongdoing and has never been charged with committing a crime.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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