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Bill Cosby took a break from promoting Black History Month to celebrate a court victory over actress Katherine McKee — who claims that the disgraced comic brutally raped her in the early 1970s. Unlike the multiple women who've claimed Cosby secretly drugged them, Katherine said that Cosby physically attacked her in a Michigan hotel room. (She's seen here in a 1971 episode of "The Bill Cosby Show.")
“He spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it," she claimed in an interview. Cosby denied the charges, and sent his attorneys to get the article retracted! In response, Katherine — the former mistress of Cosby's pal Sammy Davis Jr. — filed a defamation lawsuit against Cosby. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Mastroianni, however, ruled on Feb. 16, 2017, that Katherine couldn't prove she had been defamed simply because of Cosby denying the rape charges.
Cosby rushed to his social media account on Twitter to publish the order of dismissal — interrupting the series of posts he'd made through February honoring historical African-American figures as part of Black History Month. Some followers weren't impressed, though, with one noting the other charges made against Cosby: "One down, 50 to go!"
Those other women include Andrea Constand, with Cosby still facing sexual assault charges in Norristown, Penn. — where a district attorney managed to file a court case against the comic before he was protected by the statute of limitations. Andrea says that Cosby drugged and raped her in 2004. The court case has continued despite multiple attempts by Cosby's attorneys to have the case dismissed.