The hits keep on coming for Bill Cosby!
Despite the comedian's best efforts to avoid providing testimony, on Monday a judge ordered Bill to give a new deposition in Janice Dickinson's long awaited defamation lawsuit.
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For those who don't know, Janice first accused Bill of sexual assault last November and then filed a defamation lawsuit against the actor in May after the model was attacked in the press by the senior citizen's legal team.
His lawyer unsuccessfully fought back at the suit, citing Anti-SLAPP law, which protects Constitutionally free speech from
Speaking on the major victory in Janice's favor, the presiding judge in the case explained:
"The court finds that plaintiff has satisfied the prerequisite of provable false facts sufficient to permit discovery for actual malice. A reasonable fact finder could conclude the press statements declare provable false assertions of fact, a factual assertion that Ms. Dickinson is lying. In other words, either the rape did occur or it did not occur, and in this regard Ms. Dickinson is either telling the truth or not telling the truth."
Basically, the judge is saying that before Cosby's team can call the model a liar, the case must go through legal proceedings first before this can be determined.
Now the Cosby Show star will have to swear under oath that he didn't intentionally disregard the truth in order to protect himself.
This will the actor's second deposition in just two months. We'll keep you updated as the cases progress!
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