Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby’s former lawyer, Marty Singer, has been thrown out. Dickinson filed the suit back in 2015 after Singer called a “liar” in response to a story she told during a 2014 television interview accusing Cosby of drugging and rapping her in 1982.
Following the suit, Singer fired back with a anti-SLAPP motion, arguing his statements were free speech, not defamation. Tuesday, an L.A. judge dismissed the suit against Singer, however Dickinson’s layer Lisa Bloom remains optimistic. She said, “I think we’re going to prevail on the anti-SLAPP motion at the end of February,” adding, “Then the case will really begin in earnest with the depositions that we have sought with discovery and ultimately with the trial, where we’re very confident we will prevail. The primary focus of this case has always been against Bill Cosby and remains against Bill Cosby.”
A hearing on Cosby’s anti-SLAPP motion is set for February 29th.
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