Janice Dickinson’s Amended Bill Cosby Defamation Complaint Dismissed
A California judge has dismissed model Janice Dickinson’s amended complaint against Bill Cosby’s former attorney Martin Singer in her defamation lawsuit against the embattled comedian. Dickinson launched legal action against the former The Cosby Show star in May after Singer called her rape allegation against Cosby “a lie.”
Following her suit against Cosby, the 60-year-old filed an amendment to include Singer. However, on Tuesday, Judge Debra Weintraub tentatively ruled Singer could be dismissed from the lawsuit because Dickinson knew about his statements at the time she sued Cosby. Dickinson claimed Cosby drugged and raped her during a trip to Lake Tahoe, California, in 1982. In December, the 78-year-old launched a countersuit against seven women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Last month, a federal judge dismissed a civil suit from Renita Hill, who claimed he and his lawyers made her appear as a “liar” after vehemently denying allegations he had drugged her drinks and molested her while she was passed out during their stint on the road together in the 1980s, while Chloe Goins, a former model who accused the actor of drugging and sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion, voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit against Cosby earlier this month. Meanwhile, Cosby is heading to trial after a judge in Pennsylvania ruled the charges against the comedian, relating to allegations he sexually abused ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in 2004, will stand. Cosby has been accused of rape, drugging and performing inappropriate sex acts by over 50 women in the past 18 months. The comic maintains he is innocent.