In an interesting turn of events, Bill Cosby has replaced his longtime lawyer in his ongoing sexual assault scandal as things begin to heat up with a pair of lawsuits.
The 78-year-old comedian has dropped attorney Marty Singer and picked up Christopher Tayback, as indicated by court documents filed last Friday. Singer had been defending Cosby in a lawsuit filed by Judy Huth, the woman who claims she was sexually assaulted in 1974 when she was just 15 years old.
Singer confirms his firm was also replaced in the defamation suit filed by model Janice Dickinson, in which she claims Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, California in 1982. No reason has been provided as to why Cosby made the switch.
"Our firm has substituted out of the cases and I'm not going to comment on that, however we're happy to assist in the transition of the cases to the new attorneys," Singer said in a statement Tuesday.
Singer had been with Cosby for more than a decade. He saw the star through his 2006 lawsuit and subsequent settlement with Andrea Constand, the Temple University worker who accused Cosby of sexual assault.
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