DICkinson launched legal action against the former The Cosby Show star in May (15) after his attorney Martin Singer called her rape allegation against Cosby in November, 2014, "a lie".

Her lawyer Lisa Bloom was set to quiz the comedian and Singer, who is no longer Cosby's legal representative, last month (Nov15), but the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles issued an order delaying both rounds of questioning after the funnyman's legal team challenged the deposition ruling.

Last month (Nov15), Bloom filed an opposition to the appeal, insisting the deposition is necessary to prove her case, but on Monday (30Nov15), Cosby's new attorneys filed the request, claiming Singer did not defame DICkinson. In the legal papers, The Cosby Show star's team claims DICkinson's alleged inconsistent public statements prove she was not telling the truth.

"The undeniable fact is that Plaintiff's public statements in her autobiography flat-out contradict her more recent public statements," the papers read. "Defendant's then counsel disclosed those inconsistent facts and thus the conclusion he draws from Plaintiff's contradicting herself is not actionable defamation."

DICkinson claims she omitted the alleged assault from her autobiography in 2002 because of pressure from publishers at HarperCollins, who feared they would be sued, according to Deadline.com.

DICkinson alleges Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, California in 1982. More than 40 women have made similar allegations of sexual assault and/or abuse against the comedian in the past 14 months.

Meanwhile, Cosby's former attorney, Singer, is seeking to have Judge Debra Weintraub removed from the case, citing prejudice.

"The judicial officer... before whom the trial of, or a hearing in, this case is pending, or to whom it has been assigned, is prejudiced against the party (or his or her attorney) or the interest of the party (or his or her attorney), so that declarant cannot, or believes that he or she cannot, have a fair and impartial trial or hearing before the judicial officer," the legal papers read.

Singer does not offer an explanation for the prejudice claim in his legal filing.