California court puts Bill Cosby deposition by former supermodel on hold

California court puts Bill Cosby deposition by former supermodel on hold

The scheduled deposition of Bill Cosby in the defamation lawsuit brought by an ex supermodel has been put on hold by a California appeals court, her attorney said on Thursday. The former supermodel said that the comedian has called her a liar when she went with allegations of rape in public.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ordered 78-year-old Cosby, and his former attorney, Martin Singer, to give sworn testimony this month in a lawsuit brought by Janice Dickinson, onetime model and reality TV personality.

In a statement, Dickinson's attorney Lisa Bloom said that the legal team of Cosby has challenged the ruling, and the deposition has been put off by the 2nd District Court of Appeal, while arguments are going on.

The statement said, “We are confident that once the court of appeals hears full argument on the issues it will allow the deposition of Mr. Cosby and his attorney to go forward”.

The 60-year-old Dickinson is among over 50 women who have taken a step and have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them after plying them with drugs or alcohol.

The allegations have been denied by the comedian, well known for his role in the 1980s ‘The Cosby Show’. There have never been criminal charges against the comedian.

However the former supermodel is seeking damages on grounds that Cosby and Singer defamed her when they publicly declared that her account of being drugged and raped by Cosby in 1982 was a lie.

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