Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. A judge says he'll take some time before deciding whether to allow more than a dozen women who accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them to testify at his trial next year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby, although he still faces criminal charges in Pennsylvania.

Judge Mark Mastroianni ruled Thursday that Katherine McKee didn’t adequately show Cosby defamed her when his representatives called a 2014 New York Daily News story on her rape allegations defamatory and demanded a retraction.

The former actress alleged the 79-year-old Cosby raped her in a Detroit hotel in 1974.

McKee was among dozens of women to come forward with allegations recently and among at least eight suing for defamation in Massachusetts, where Cosby owns a home.

Cosby’s lawyers called Thursday’s decision the “correct outcome.” McKee’s attorneys didn’t immediately comment.

In Pennsylvania, “The Cosby Show” star has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a former employee at Temple University.


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17 thoughts on “Judge Throws Out Cosby Defamation Suit

  1. MariAnne Bolton on said:

    Everybody has forgotten about the sexual abuse accusations towards the Orange Devil in the White House. And I understand why.

  2. This happened in 1974. This is 2017. Now you just remembering all this 43 years later and NEVER told anybody in all those years. I’m sorry but most people cant hold water much less a secret, especially something like that. Now we have this orange idiot in the white house who is accused of so many crimes including rape yet nothing is being done to charge him.

  3. specialt757 on said:

    Now on to dismissing the “rape” case. If we can have a self-proclaimed sexual predator, coochie grabbin’ so called POTUS surely this 10 plus year “rape” allegation is minuscule in comparison. Oh and not to mention the rape case the orange hitler pending in Dec 2016 that was never brought to trial. What happen to this and the other 70 plus legal cases pending against that fool in the WH? Should we just ignore that? Let this man (BC) live out the rest of his days in peace.
    SN: For the record, I DO NOT condone any type of violence against women, or men, and especially children, so don’t misconstrue what I’m saying. I don’t know if it’s a race thing or a hate thing, but what’s good for the orange cheeto is good for the black man who did a lot for the black community even if the black community now refuses to recognize it.

    • I agree. It amazes me when blacks are accused, blacks are automatically thought to be guilty even when the evidence PROVE they are innocent YET when whites are accused, they are given the benefit of the doubt even when they are proven to be guilty. I still say for this many women to accused a WELL KNOWN MAN (most women keep quiet when they do NOT know the man they are accusing when it is this many women) and no one said nothing, something does not add up.

      • We know this black POS is guilty! You gonna tell me all those women lied? And to think this blackboy was supposed to be on of the “good guys” of the black community. Ive said it before and I will say it again you beasts have no impulse control. You always eventually screw up like that pig OJ simpson. He got away with murder but the ape had to do an armed robbery. Karma is a bitch!

      • Peter, shut up fool. You always come on here with foolishness. Internet troll. As for the O J verdict, a verdict was given but he lost the civil and the stuff he took was his stuff. Was OJ set up, we may never know especially in 1996 when LA cops were found to have PLANTED drugs on people o get conviction in which over 200 inmates were set free. So drop the OJ stuff. And lets not talk about Karma, if that is the case, then alot of people including whites should suffer.

      • Are all these women lying? I think there is more to it. I think they ALL used drugs, been involved sex acts after ALL of them we in it together as many people from that era did. Like I said, that many women is NOT all are going to do the same thing when the person they are accusing is well known. the ONLY time that happens is when the person is NOT known because the woman can not identify the rapist. To me, there is more to this. Yes, I believe Bill gave the drugs and I believe a lot of these women were willing to be involved with his and do the drugs. That is why he would not speak and they kept silent all these years when all of a sudden a comic make a joke. Give me a break.

    • I do not think the overall black community does not recognize Bill Cosby. His show is back on the air due to BLACKS demanding it be back on.

      • Yes Sarah I saw his show back on one network, now how about all the others? I agree, not all but many in the black community turned their backs on him when he told the truth, they didn’t want to hear it, so when these allegations surfaced they were more than happy to jump on the “he’s guilty” bandwagon. No one wants to own their dirty truth, look at the fool in the WH, at least BC didn’t blame anything on anyone else.

      • So true Specialt757. I have come to the conclusion people are full of it when it comes to judging high profile case. Trump ADMITTED on tape about doing things and he gets elected and the people who voted for Trump are probably the same people who think blacks are guilty even when blacks go to court and the evidence prove blacks to be innocent. Even when a black man is shot on camera and his wife/girlfriend is being not to shot, some people want to still blame blacks for what happen. stupidity is running wild nowadays.

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