Bill Cosby wins in Pennsylvania court; defamation lawsuit dismissed

Story highlights

  • Renita Hill, one of the more than 50 women who have publicly accused Cosby of assault, filed the civil suit in October
  • A judge rules comments made by Cosby, his wife and his attorneys about Hill to the media were not defaming

(CNN)It was a win for Bill Cosby in court on Thursday.

A federal judge in Pennsylvania sided with the disgraced comedian and granted Cosby's motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit, according to court records.
Renita Hill, one of the more than 50 women who have publicly accused Cosby of assault, filed the civil suit in October alleging that the actor and his lawyer defamed Hill in the media, court records show.