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Cosby lawyers want Pittsburgh-area defamation suit dismissed


    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.”

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