One of Bill Cosby’s numerous accusers is taking legal action against the ace comedian, except as he cannot tried for alleged rape that occurred decades ago, he’s been sued for defamation.
Janice Dickinson is one of the numerous women who laid accusations at Cosby’s feet. In the wake of her reveal, Bill Cosby’s lawyer Martin Singer called her accusations a lie, saying it contradicted the accounts in her own autobiography.
According to CNN, Dickinson has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming the accusation of a lie hurt her personally and professionally. She said she has suffered emotional distress and lost business deals, engagements and celebrity show participation.
“Defendant Cosby knows that he drugged and raped Ms. Dickinson. He knows that calling her rape disclosure a lie was a false statement.” the lawsuit said.
Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, also told CNN: “”Calling Dickinson a liar is a defamatory statement under the law … and that’s the mistake Bill Cosby made. It was too late to for her to sue for rape or for drugging, but once he through his representatives called her a liar she had a fresh claim for defamation and that’s the lawsuit that we filed today.”