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A Los Angeles judge tossed out a defamation lawsuit filed by former supermodel Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby and his lawyer, reports Page Six.
After filing a sexual assault lawsuit against Cosby, Dickinson amended it to include a defamation claim against the 78-year-old comedian and his attorney, Marty Singer, after the lawyer called her a “liar.”
Though LA County Superior Court Judge Debra Weintraub dismissed the defamation lawsuit, the initial sexual assault case will move forward.
Dickinson’s lawyer downplayed the ruling, arguing that it will not derail them from getting justice.
“The primary focus of this case has always been against Bill Cosby and remains against Bill Cosby,” said attorney Lisa Bloom. “We will continue to fight the case against Bill Cosby.”
Dickinson is one of dozens of women who say Cosby sexually assaulted or raped them. The 60 year old claims the comedian invited her out to Lake Tahoe to discuss a possible job offer, gave her a glass of red wine with a pill and raped her.
“Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issues with this incident has drove me into a life of trying to hurt myself because I didn’t have counsel and I was afraid,” Dickinson told ET. “I was afraid of the consequences. I was afraid of being labeled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place.”