Bill Cosby and his former attorney can be deposed by model Janice Dickinson’s attorney in Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against the entertainer for denying that he sexually assaulted her.
On Monday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Debra K. Weintraub ordered the comedian and his former attorney Martin Singer to give their testimony no later than November 25, according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE.
However, the depositions will be restricted to evidence showing that Cosby’s denials of Dickinson’s rape claim were made maliciously. The judge also ruled that Singer and Cosby can assert attorney-client privilege and decline to answer certain questions.
Last year, Dickinson accused Cosby of raping her in 1982 after he allegedly flew her to his home in Lake Tahoe to discuss her working on The Cosby Show. Instead, she said, Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her.
Cosby has denied sexually assaulting Dickinson and the more than 50 women who have alleged they were victims of the former sitcom star.