News Bill Cosby wins defamation case

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  1. AmishGirl

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    (did a search, didn't see this posted yet ....)

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35381354

    Bill Cosby has won a legal case against a woman who sued him for defaming her, when he denied her allegations of sexual assault.

    A Pittsburgh federal judge dismissed the case "with prejudice" meaning it cannot be amended and refiled.

    Renita Hill filed the claim saying she had been "emboldened" by the actions of Mr Cosby's other alleged victims.

    Seven women are suing him, claiming he portrayed them as liars when they went public with their accusations.
    Mr Cosby filed a counterclaim, alleging their claims were only for financial gain.

    The 78-year-old is also seeking unspecified monetary damages and said the women inflicted emotional distress.

    Ms Hill's defamation case said she was made out to be a "liar" and "extortionist" when the comedian, his wife and his lawyer issued blanket denials.

    But judge Arthur Schwab agreed with Mr Cosby's legal representatives that the statements were opinions protected by the First Amendment.

    Bill Cosby has won a legal case against a woman who sued him for defaming her, when he denied her allegations of sexual assault.

    A Pittsburgh federal judge dismissed the case "with prejudice" meaning it cannot be amended and refiled.
    Renita Hill filed the claim saying she had been "emboldened" by the actions of Mr Cosby's other alleged victims.

    Seven women are suing him, claiming he portrayed them as liars when they went public with their accusations.

    Mr Cosby filed a counterclaim, alleging their claims were only for financial gain.

    The 78-year-old is also seeking unspecified monetary damages and said the women inflicted emotional distress.

    Ms Hill's defamation case said she was made out to be a "liar" and "extortionist" when the comedian, his wife and his lawyer issued blanket denials.

    But judge Arthur Schwab agreed with Mr Cosby's legal representatives that the statements were opinions protected by the First Amendment.
     
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    still guilty of something.
     
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    Hmmm - read this on Reddit:
    Basically, what the plaintiffs were asking for was that anyone who is accused of a crime and who protests their innocence is calling their accusers a liar and is therefore making defamatory statement.

    In other words, simply for stating that there was another side to the story, the plaintiffs believe he should have been held liable for monetary damages.

    It is already expensive to defend yourself from accusations. These women wanted to set a precedent that would have allowed accusers to bankrupt the accused before any trial even takes place, thus depriving them of any hope of justice. It was rightly struck down.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/42b39d/bill_cosby_wins_defamation_case/
     
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    Most civil court judges are not much more intelligent than HPE.
     
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    When did this go down?
     
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    Are you connected to the Judiciary?
     
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    Posting date on BBC is 22 January ....
     
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