Bill Cosby has won at least a temporary delay on efforts by three Massachusetts women to unseal material from an earlier Pennsylvania court case that he settled.
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The three women allege the comedian defamed them when his agents denied that he had sexually abused them in the 1970s. The women hope the lawyer for a woman who settled a Pennsylvania case against Cosby in 2006 can support their claims and they have subpoenaed her for documents.
But a federal judge Friday granted Cosby’s request to put that subpoena on hold.
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The judge won’t release documents linked to the Pennsylvania settlement until a Massachusetts court decides whether to throw out the women’s defamation lawsuit.
The plaintiffs in the Massachusetts case are Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz.