Bill Cosby Defamation Suit Dismissed

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed the defamation suit against comedian Bill Cosby, filed by Renita Hill, one of the more than 50 women who have alleged that Cosby assaulted them. Hill sued Cosby for allegedly defaming her in the media, but Judge Arthur J. Schwab ruled that Cosby’s statements—in which Cosby called for his accusers to be fact-checked—“do not support a claim for defamation as defined by Pennsylvania law.”