New Jersey residents may be interested to learn that a California appeals judge has temporarily stayed an order for Bill Cosby to be deposed in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by Janice Dickinson. The Nov. 13 decision halted depositions Dickinson's lawyer had scheduled with Cosby on Nov. 19 in Los Angeles and Cosby's former lawyer on Nov. 23 in Boston.
Cosby's legal team has remained largely silent since public accusations that he drugged and raped dozens of women came to light in 2014. However, after the judge's stay, Cosby's spokesperson issued a statement noting that the comedian should not have to sit for a deposition "until Ms. Dickinson demonstrates a reasonable possibility of success on her claims." Meanwhile, Dickinson's lawyer shrugged off the stay, saying that she is "confident" that the case will move forward once the court hears all the arguments on the issues.