Judge to consider lawsuit against Bill Cosby

A judge is scheduled to consider whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby that was filed by model and TV host Janice Dickinson.

The lawyer representing Bill Cosby is seeking dismissal of the case filed by Dickinson in the previous year. The previous lawyer denied her allegations that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982. Dickinson has contended the denials as she was called a liar and felt re-victimized. A decision by the motion by Cosby's is delayed in order to give attorneys on both sides time to address questions from the Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub.

The hearing on Tuesday comes a day after Dickinson said that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo surgery and radiation treatment.Cosby's attorneys are seeking a dismissal of the case as they said that Dickinson has provided differing accounts of her interactions with Cosby over the years. They also contend letters sent by Cosby's former attorneyto reporters denying the claims that the communications were legally protected.

The famous comedian has been charged with sexually assaulting a worker at the Temple University at his home in Philadelphiain 2004. He is out of prison on $1 million bail in the criminal case that is on hold with an appeal.