The High Court will not accept the dispute involving Bill Cosby



WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court refuses to reinstate a defamation suit against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims to have raped her and then spreads lies about her when she came forward.

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed a call from actress Kathrine McKee, claiming that Cosby had raped her in 1974. McKee had sued Cosby for damaging her reputation after the attorney's attorney comedian allegedly leaked a letter attacking McKee. Two lower courts ruled against it and filed the case.

Judge Clarence Thomas subscribed to the action of the Supreme Court, but asked the court to re-examine the very high standard that a public figure must respect to win a libel suit. This norm was stated in the historical case New York Times v. Sullivan in 1964.

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NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Actor / comedian Bill Cosby leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse for the third day of his new trial due to sexual assault charges on April 11, 2018 in Norristown Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 12: 63-year-old Bill Cosby's 63-year-old supermodel travels through the Montgomery County Courthouse after lunch to testify on the fourth day of her sexual assault trial on April 12, 2018. Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 12: Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the fourth day of his sexual assault trial on April 12, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Actor / comedian Bill Cosby arriving at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the third day of his new trial for sexual assault charges on April 11, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former employee of Temple University claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Chelan Lasha cries as she returns to the courtroom after the suspension of the hearing of the third day of the sexual assault case against actor and comedian Bill Cosby at the Montgomery County Courthouse on April 11, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The comedian is accused by a former Temple University employee of drugging and molesting him in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. (Photo by Dominick Reuter-Pool / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 12: 63-year-old Bill Cosby's 63-year-old supermodel travels through the Montgomery County Courthouse after lunch to testify on the fourth day of her sexual assault trial on April 12, 2018. Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela / Getty Images)

Bill Cosby, actor and comedian, returns to the courtroom after the lunch break on the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA on April 11 2018. Dominick Reuter / Pool via Reuters

Lawyer Gloria Allred arrives for the third day of actor and comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault at Montgomery County Court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States on April 11, 2018. Dominick Reuter / Pool via Reuters

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves after the first day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States, April 9, 2018. REUTERS / Jessica Kourkounis

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves after the first day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States, April 9, 2018. REUTERS / Jessica Kourkounis

The prosecution files concerning actor and comedian Bill Cosby are being filed in the courtroom for the second day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States, April 10, 2018. David Maialetti / Pool via Reuters?

Boxes of documents are filled in the hearing room on the third day of the new trial of the act of sexual assault by actor and comedian Bill Cosby at the county courthouse of Montgomery in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States, April 11, 2018. Dominick Reuter / Pool via Reuters

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Civil Rights lawyer Lisa Bloom is seen around the Montgomery County Court House on Bill Cosby's third day of sexual assault charges. April 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former employee of Temple University claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this artist of 80 years of sexual assault. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Bill Cosby's personal attorney, Tom L. Larkin, and actor / humorist Bill Cosby leave the Montgomery County Courthouse for the third day of his new trial for Charges of sexual assault on April 11, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former employee of Temple University claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Actor / comedian Bill Cosby leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse for the third day of his new trial due to sexual assault charges on April 11, 2018 in Norristown Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Actor / comedian Bill Cosby leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse for the third day of his new trial due to sexual assault charges on April 11, 2018 in Norristown Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 11: Actor / comedian Bill Cosby arriving at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the third day of his new trial for sexual assault charges on April 11, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee claimed that the artist was drugged and assaulted in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images)

District Attorney Kevin Steele, along with Andrea Constand and the prosecutors, made emotional comments after Bill Cosby's guilty verdict on the three charges in the actor's sexual assault trial, when A press conference at the Montgomery County Attorney's Office in Norristown, PA, USA, April 26, 2018. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Gloria Allred, the victims and their supporters react after Bill Cosby's guilty verdict in court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 26: Bill Cosby's accusers Victoria Valentino (right), Caroline Heldman (left) and Lili Bernard (2L) react after the guilty verdict against all the indictment was returned at the new sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was found guilty in all respects after a former employee of Temple University claimed that the artist had been drugged and assaulted at his home in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 26: A woman reacts outside the hearing room hearing that Bill Cosby has been convicted of all counts in his new sexual assault trial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was found guilty in all respects after a former employee of Temple University claimed that the artist had been drugged and assaulted at his home in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela / Getty Images)

Andrea Constand and our party's attorneys respond to Bill Cosby's guilty verdict on the three charges in the sexual assault case against the comedian at a news conference at the prosecutor's office of Montgomery County in Norristown, Pennsylvania, April 26, 2018. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 26: Bill Cosby's accusers (left to right) Caroline Heldman and Lili Bernard react after the guilty verdict was passed against all the indictment charges rendered at the new sexual assault trial at Montgomery County Courthouse on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was found guilty in all respects after a former employee of Temple University claimed that the artist had been drugged and assaulted at his home in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela / Getty Images)

NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 26: Bill Cosby (LR) accusers Caroline Heldman, Lili Bernard, and Victoria Valentino (far right) react after the guilty verdict on all charges was upheld. was returned to the new sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was found guilty in all respects after a former employee of Temple University claimed that the artist had been drugged and assaulted at his home in 2004 at his home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused this 80-year-old artist of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela / Getty Images)

Bill Cosby was released on bail after being convicted of three charges of sexual assault in Montgomery County Court, Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States, on April 26, 2018. After the first trial, the 39; last year culminated in the conviction of an actor and jury artist Bill Cosby is found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.
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