Troubled comedian Bill Cosby has one less legal headache to worry about after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against him last year.
Renita Hill sued the former The Cosby Show star in October, claiming he and his lawyers made her appear as a "liar" after vehemently denying allegations he had drugged her drinks and molested her while she was passed out during their stint on the road together in the 1980s.
Following his arrest earlier this week, it seems Bill Cosby is keen to settle his civil lawsuit with accuser Chloe Goins.
In October, Goins accused the “Fat Albert” mastermind of sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion back in 2008 and ever since the LA Count District Attorney has been reviewing the case to see if criminal charges should be filed.
Things have just dropped to a new low for Bill Cosby, as Johnny Law just issued an arrest warrant in connection with charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
The alleged incident occurred at Cosby’s Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion back in January 2004 and Constand’s attorney released a statement to press following the warrant.
He spent season after season with Bill Cosby on the set of “The Cosby Show” and Malcolm-Jamal Warner is worried about how the comedian’s indiscretions will affect the legacy of the beloved series.
While chatting with the Associated Press on Thursday (October 8), the 45-year-old actor noted, “My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what … negative stereotypes of people of color, we’ve always had The Cosby Show to hold up against that. And the fact that we no longer have that, that’s the thing that saddens me the most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale.”
Over the past year, more than 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of rape and sexual assault, and although he hasn’t been convicted of any of said crimes, Fordham University has decided to revoke his honorary degree.
On Thursday (September 24), the school released a statement- “The University has taken this extraordinary step in light of Mr. Cosby’s now-public court depositions that confirm many of the allegations made against him.”
His public profile is at an all-time low and Bill Cosby is in danger of having several career-highlighting honors stripped away.
Project Islamic Hope has petitioned the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce regarding the 77-year-old entertainer, who has been accused by more than two dozen women of sexual assault, asking that his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame be removed. Furthermore, Cosby’s Medal of Freedom is also in question.