Judge orders Cosby deposition in Janice Dickinson lawsuit

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Janice Dickinson Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Bill Cosby and his former attorney should be deposed by lawyers for Janice Dickinson in the model's defamation lawsuit against the embattled comedian.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub ruled that Dickinson's lawyers should depose Cosby and attorney Martin Singer before Nov. 25.

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Dickinson, who is among dozens of women alleging that Cosby molested them, is suing Cosby for defamation over statements last year denying the comedian raped Dickinson in 1982.

The ruling states Dickinson's lawyers can only seek answers as to whether the denials were made maliciously. Dickinson never reported the rape to authorities.

The lawsuit is one of several filed against Cosby. Singer has denied Cosby raped Dickinson. Cosby has never been charged in connection with any of the allegations.

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