Bill Cosby booking photo of Dec. 30, 2015. Police photo via Twitter
Bill Cosby booking photo of Dec. 30, 2015. Police photo via Twitter

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson is appealing a judge’s decision to dismiss Bill Cosby’s former attorney from a defamation lawsuit she filed against the lawyer and the comedian, who she alleges sexually assaulted her several decades ago.

Dickinson’s lawyers filed papers Friday with the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

Dickinson sued Cosby last May, saying she has been re-victimized and her reputation has suffered because of denials by his then-lawyer, Martin Singer, that the comedian drugged and raped her in a Lake Tahoe hotel room more than 30 years ago.

She filed an amended complaint in November, adding Singer as a defendant. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub ruled on Feb. 9 that Dickinson could not amend the complaint to add Singer because she was aware of the lawyer’s alleged comments before the original lawsuit was filed.

Cosby’s legal team argued that Dickinson’s attorneys were barred from amending the original case while a hearing was pending on a defense motion to dismiss the original lawsuit.

On March 29, Weintraub ruled that Dickinson’s original lawsuit can move forward with Cosby as the lone defendant.

Cosby fired Singer in October.

Dickinson, 61, is one of dozens of women who have accused Cosby, 78, of sexual assault.

The comedian had not been charged with a crime until Dec. 30, when he was charged in Pennsylvania with aggravated indecent assault. Prosecutors allege he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, in January 2004 after plying her with drugs and wine.

— Wire reports 

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