Renita Hill, who filed the lawsuit against Cosby last October, was a cast member on Cosby's educational show Picture Pages, and began working on the show when she was a teenager. She alleges that Cosby assaulted her repeatedly between 1983 and 1987, and sued for defamation after Cosby, his former lawyer Martin Singer, and his wife Camille dismissed her claims as false.
According to TMZ, in dismissing the lawsuit, the judge determined that statements made by the Cosbys and Singer, including referring to the accusations against Bill Cosby as "ridiculous" and "innuendos" were generalizations about all of his accusers, and not specific to Hill.
Hill's lawyer told TheWrap that they will appeal the judge's ruling.
In addition, Cosby faces another defamation lawsuit filed jointly by seven other accusers. Though more than 50 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexually assaulting them, he currently only faces one set of aggravated indecent assault charges, stemming from an incident that occurred in 2004. Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to charge him in two other alleged instances, one from 2008 and one from 1965.