Bill Cosby deposition ordered by judge in Janice Dickinson lawsuit

Bill Cosby (L), Janice Dickinson (R)

A judge ruled that Bill Cosby and his former lawyer can be deposed by lawyers for model Janice Dickinson in her defamation lawsuit against the embattled comedian.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub ruled Monday that Cosby and his former lawyer Martin Singer must give their sworn testimony before Nov. 25.

Dickinson claims Cosby drugged and raped her in a Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room in 1982. She sued Cosby in May, stating she has been re-victimized and her reputation suffered when Cosby falsely accused her of making up the story.

Dickinson never reported the rape to authorities and has said she was afraid if she did that her career would be damaged and Cosby would retaliate.

The judge ruled that Dickinson's lawyers can only seek answers as to whether those denials were made maliciously.

Cosby and his attorney can refuse to answer some questions by asserting attorney-client privilege.

Dickinson is among dozens of women claiming Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them. Her lawsuit is one of several filed against Cosby, who has never been charged in connection with any of the allegations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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