Bill Cosby's Former Attorney Added to Janice Dickinson's Defamation Lawsuit (Report)

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Marty Singer, who left Cosby's defense team last month, is named in a new, amended complaint filed on Monday.

Janice Dickinson has added Bill Cosby's former attorney as a defendant in her defamation suit against the comedian.

The former supermodel, who is among dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault, filed suit in May claiming she was being revictimized and suffering reputational damage due to the aggressive defense mounted by the comedian's legal team, who strongly denied her accusation that Cosby drugged and raped her in a Lake Tahoe hotel room in 1982.

City News Service reported that, on Monday, Dickinson's amended suit named attorney Marty Singer as a defendant. Singer and Cosby terminated their work relationship last month; the comedian now is represented by Christopher Tayback of Quinn Emanuel.

CNS reported that the amended suit states that Singer prepared four press releases denying that Cosby drugged and raped Dickinson. They were released three days after she made her allegations on CNN. Singer called Dickinson's allegations "fabricated" and "an outrageous defamatory lie," states the suit.

According to the CNS report, the suit alleges that Singer "acted with reckless disregard to the falsity of the statements'' and that there were "obvious reasons to doubt the accuracy of his statements.'' Cosby and Singer also refused to retract those statements, despite requests from Dickinson's lawyers.