November 20, 2014 1:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Buzzfeed has published a letter from Martin Singer, an attorney for Bill Cosby, warning them off pursuing rape allegations against Cosby.

On Wednesday, Buzzfeed published a letter from Cosby attorney Martin Singer categorically denying the claims made this week by model Janice Dickenson and cautioning “in the strongest possible terms” against repeating her story, which Singer called “an outrageous defamatory lie…

“If you recklessly publish the Story instead of checking readily available information demonstrating its falsity,” wrote Singer, “all those involved will be exposed to very substantial liability.”

“You proceed at your own peril,” he added.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Cosby’s Attorney To Reporters: ‘Proceed At Your Peril’

  1. John_St_John November 20th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Tossing down the gauntlet to reporters? Martin Singer has no idea the size of the hornets nest he has just kicked over.

    • M D Reese November 20th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Maybe he’ll double-darn-dare Jon Stewart to look into it…

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker November 20th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    That’s all well and good, but Ms. Dickenson isn’t the only accuser.

  3. Ronald Woolever November 20th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    This attorney doesn’t seem to be up on the latest laws governing libel. This is called a preemptive strike. I have never known one of these to work either.

    • thinkingwomanmillstone November 20th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      He might want to concentrate on keeping his client out of the news instead of just threatening those who report it.

  4. causeican November 20th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Rapist have always used threats and intimidation to get their way.

  5. thinkingwomanmillstone November 20th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    You don’t get to choose what the press can report on. As long as they report that these are allegations, then they have a right to report them. The stories are out there and everyone has heard them. If Mr. Cosby wants to pursue them in court, I am sure that the media will cover those proceedings as well.

  6. ExPFCWintergreen November 20th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Translation: “Aw, c’mon, guys! Be a pal!”

  7. christianh November 20th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    13 accusers, one got paid off… Hard to shrug off..

  8. M D Reese November 20th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve seen several stories now about the allegations, and none about any “proof” that they are false. Not that I have a lot of faith in our current state of journalism, but you’d think that at least a few would have dug deeper by now.

  9. R.J. Carter November 20th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Well, that just made me have to proceed.

  10. FrankenPC . November 20th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Yeah. So. OK. Let’s think about this. Some of the 13 women REPEATEDLY stood by their claim even though it doesn’t mean a conviction. They’ve risked THEIR reputations to get this information out there.

    On top of that, where is the riotous uproar from Cosby’s family and friends? It’s JUST too quiet for such hard hitting accusations. In this case: thou doesn’t protest enough.