Bill Cosby and ex lawyer, Martin Singer claimed former model, Janice Dickinson lied about being drugged and rabed by the comedian after she sued on May 20.
However, the funnyman won’t have to answer questions relating to the 50 or so women besides Dickinson, who have accused Cosby of raping them, a Los Angeles judge ruled Monday, November 1.
As we earlier reported, Dickinson sued Cosby and attorney Martin Singer for defamation on May 20 after they denied her claims that the comedian drugged and raped her in 1982. In her ruling, Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub refused Cosby’s request to dismiss Dickinson’s lawsuit.
But the judge did say Dickinson’s lawyer can only seek to find out whether the denials by Cosby and Singer were done maliciously — and said both will be allowed to assert attorney-client privilege when they refuse to answer some questions.
Still, Weintraub said the questioning, which will be done sometime before Thanksgiving, could determine who really is the liar in this case. "In other words, either the rape did occur or it did not occur,” Weintraub said.
Neither Cosby, 78, nor Dickinson, 60, were in the courtroom when Weintraub issued her ruling, reports nydailytimes