Janice Dickinson's defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby dismissed
Janice Dickinson's lawsuit against Bill Cosby is off to a rocky start.
According to The Source, a Los Angeles judge opted to dismiss Dickinson's defamation lawsuit that she had filed against Cosby and his lawyer, Marty Singer.
The report says Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Debra Weintraub made the decision to toss out the defamation suit, but prosecution will proceed in the sexual assault case based on a criminal report filed against Cosby by Dickinson. The criminal report was filed by Dickinson first and then she later amended it to include the lawsuit for defamation against both Cosby and his attorney.
In court documents, Dickinson alleges that Cosby invited her to Lake Tahoe under the premise of discussing a job offer, where she says he then gave her a glass of wine and a pill and raped her.
Dickinson is just one of dozens of women who have come forward in the last several months accusing Cosby of rape and sexual assault over a span of more than 40 years — most of his career. Though Cosby doesn't have any convictions, he was first accused of sexual assault more than a decade ago and is now at the center of a number of investigations and lawsuits related to the flood of accusations that have been made against him in the last year.
Cosby has denied all of the accusations.