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Defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby dismissed

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 00:48

A federal judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by actress Katherine McKee who claimed he raped her, ruling that the comedian acted within his rights when he proclaimed himself innocent of the crime. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A federal judge in Massachusetts dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who claimed he raped her. The judge ruling that Cosby acted within his rights when he proclaimed his innocence in a letter to the New York Daily News… where Katherine McKee's allegations first appeared. The lawsuit is just one of many brought against the actor by some 50 women who say he sexually assaulted them, in a series of alleged attacks dating back decades. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing. The bulk of the claims are too old to be the subject of a criminal prosecution. But Cosby is awaiting trial in Pennsylvania on charges he sexually assaulted a former basketball coach.

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Defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby dismissed

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 00:48