The Pittsburgh woman who brought a defamation lawsuit against Comedian Actor Bill Cosby back in October, saw her suit dismissed on Thursday by a federal judge. The lawsuit alleged that when Bill Cosby and his representatives denied he sexually assaulted her and the other women, his denial in essence called her a liar, thus, defaming her.
Thursday’s decision dismisses the October lawsuit filed by 48-year-old Renita Hill with prejudice. That means she cannot try to amend and re-file the lawsuit.
Hill went public with her allegations in November 2014. She sued Cosby, saying she was made out to be a “liar” and “extortionist” when the comedian, his wife and his attorney issued blanket denials to claims that Cosby drugged and molested several women.
The judge agreed with Cosby’s attorneys that the statements were opinions protected by the First Amendment.
Hill’s attorney promised to appeal. Cosby’s representatives have yet to comment.