ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt to revive a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims he raped her in a Detroit hotel decades ago.
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Wednesday upheld a lower-court ruling dismissing Kathrine McKee’s case.
The former actress says Cosby defamed her in a letter his lawyer sent to the New York Daily News demanding a retraction of a 2014 story about her rape allegation.
The judge who dismissed her case says the letter was protected by the First Amendment.