Bill Cosby's attorneys are hoping to persuade a federal court judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against the embattled comedian.

The funnyman's legal team and lawyers representing the women behind the suit have met and his attorneys plan to file a motion to dismiss by Friday (27Feb15) as they work towards resolving the dispute.

Three plaintiffs filed the suit, accusing Cosby and his lawyers of calling each of them liars when they became one of over 20 women who accused the comic of sexual assault.

Tamara Green filed suit against Cosby on 10 December (14), claiming his representatives defamed her in comments they made to Newsweek and The Washington Post, and Linda Joy Traitz and Therese Serignese, who also alleged the comedian acted inappropriately with them, joined the legal action in early 2015.

Green initially alleged Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1969 or 1970 during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News in February, 2005. She claims Cosby's representatives began trying to discredit her then and did so again last year (14).

Serignese was Jane Doe number 10 in Andrea Constand's 2005 lawsuit against Cosby, which he eventually settled out of court. She went public with her story in December (14), alleging the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her at his hotel in Las Vegas when she was 17.

Cosby has never been criminally charged with any of the alleged crimes, and his lawyers have denied all the sexual assault claims.