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Woman Seeks Revival of Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby



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    Bill Cosby, center, leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse, led by Andrew Wyatt, left, after details of the new trial were decided by the court Aug. 22, 2017, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby and his new lawyers will have a hearing in Montgomery County Court about dropping his old counsel, adding his new counsel and if the jury pool will be taken out of county again.

    An attorney for a woman who says Bill Cosby raped her more than four decades ago has urged a federal appeals court to revive her defamation lawsuit against the comedian.

    F. William Salo told a three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday that Cosby destroyed Katherine McKee's reputation when his lawyer wrote a letter demanding a retraction of a 2014 New York Daily News story about her rape allegations.

    Cosby's attorney told the judges that a federal court in Massachusetts was right to dismiss her lawsuit. Alan Greenberg said McKee would have to prove Cosby acted with actual malice because she became a kind of public figure when she gave the interview.

    The judges are expected to rule in the coming weeks.

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