Sammy Davis, Jr.'s ex-girlfriend has had her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby thrown out of court due to a lack of evidence.
Former actress Katherine MCKee, who appeared on The Bill Cosby Show in 1971, came forward with her sex assault allegations in December, 2014, claiming the actor attacked her at a hotel in Michigan back in 1974, while she was dating the legendary singer.
Representatives for the embattled comedian blasted her tell-all in the New York Daily News, branding the article defamatory and demanding a retraction, but MCKee stood by her rape story and instead accused Cosby's team of trying to destroy her character by suggesting she was a liar.
MCKee, who never told Davis, Jr. about the incident, launched legal action in Massachusetts in late 2015, but on Thursday (16Feb17), Judge Mark Mastroianni dismissed her case in a decision hailed by Cosby's lawyers as the "correct outcome".
It's one legal headache Cosby no longer has to worry about. He is still facing a separate class action defamation suit in Massachusetts from a group of alleged sex victims, while the 79-year-old is also facing criminal charges of felony indecent assault over accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004. His representatives have repeatedly denied the claims.
Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges, and the case is set to go to trial in June (17).
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