A California appeals court hold on the scheduled deposition in the defamation lawsuit brought by a former supermodel who said the comedian called her a liar after she went public with claims of rape, her attorney said on Thursday.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge had ruled that Cosby, 78, and his former lawyer, Martin Singer, would be forced to give sworn testimony this month in a suit brought by onetime model and reality TV persona Janice Dickinson.
The ruling has been challenged by Cosby’s legal team, and the deposition has been put off by the 2nd District Court of Appeal while arguments continue, Dickinson’s attorney Lisa Bloom said in a statement.
Dickinson, 60, is among more than 50 girls that have come forward to accuse Cosby after plying them with booze or drugs of sexually attacking them.
Cosby has never been criminally charged and most of the alleged events date back decades placing them.
But Dickinson is seeking damages on grounds when they openly asserted her report of being drugged and raped by Cosby in 1982 was a manufacturing Cosby and Vocalist defamed her.
Dickinson didn’t report the incident to authorities.
The suit is only one of several different actions brought by girls arguing defamation, saying the actor had wrongly claimed the women he had sexually assaulted had lied concerning the events.
A New Hampshire woman sued Cosby saying the actor falsely accused her of lying last year when she freely charged he raped her .