comscore Cosby lawyers want Pittsburgh-area defamation suit dismissed | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Cosby lawyers want Pittsburgh-area defamation suit dismissed

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Lawyers for Bill Cosby say they will fight an attempt to require the comedians wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them decades ago. A lawyer for the women has subpoenaed Camille Cosby to be deposed on Jan. 6, 2016, at a Springfield hotel.

PITTSBURGH >> Bill Cosby’s attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a Pittsburgh-area woman.

Renita Hill, of Baldwin, sued in October claiming Cosby drugged and had sex with her several times after they met on a children’s educational TV show in 1983. She says denials by Cosby, his wife and his attorney that Cosby sexually abused women make her out to be a liar.

But Cosby’s attorneys say those statements don’t refer to Hill by name or otherwise specifically — and say even if they did, they are protected speech.

Cosby and his camp have said women who have made similar allegations are engaging in “innuendo” and targeting him for financial gain, among other claims.

Hill’s attorney says the response isn’t surprising and her claims remain “viable.”

Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up