Whether you’re for Bill Cosby or against him, he’s kind of winning right now (and we use that phrase lightly). Yesterday, Cosby was dismissed of a defamation lawsuit against him, ruled by a Pennsylvania federal judge.
Renita Hill, one of Cosby’s many accuser, claims that he slandered her name in public on multiple occasions. She filed a defamation suit against Cosby in October. Hill recalled three occurrences in which America’s former “TV dad” argued against his accusers statements. He asked that statements and information be fact checked.
According to Judge Arthur J. Schwab, the allegations “do not support a claim for defamation as defined by Pennsylvania law.”
Cosby’s lawyer Monique Pressley also commented on the outcome of the case:
“None of the facts alleged by [Hill] supported her claims for defamation, false light, or intentional infliction of emotional distress under Pennsylvania law. It is our hope that courts in other jurisdictions with similar matters will respond in like manner.”
Hill’s legal team does not agree with the judge’s decision and plans to appeal the decision.
Read more of the statement dismissing Renita Hill v. Cosby:
Statement re today’s court decision dismissing Renita Hill v. Cosby with prejudice. pic.twitter.com/9hVvJtAQpt
— Monique Pressley (@MoniquePressley) January 21, 2016