Cosby Cuts Ties With Lawyer

Bill Cosby has apparently ended his legal relationship with longtime attorney Marty Singer and moved his considerable business over to Christopher Tayback of the firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, according to court documents. 

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Deadline Hollywood reports that Singer and Cosby apparently split amicably.

“We are happy to assist in the transition of the case to the new layers,” Singer told Deadline, without providing details. Singer is something of a go-to lawyer in Hollywood, with clients including Charlie Sheen, Sharon Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to Deadline, with a reputation as a “pit bull.”

Singer, of the firm Lavely & Singer, represented Cosby in the recent case filed against him by Judy Huth, who accuses the comic of assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, as well as a defamation case brought by model Janice Dickinson.

Huth attorney Gloria Allred was reportedly quick to respond, saying, “Mr. Cosby has decided to hire 700 lawyers to fight one woman,” according to Deadline.

“Mr. Singer has represented Mr. Cosby from the inception of Judy Huth’s case until now. “Only Mr. Cosby and or his representatives would be able to comment on the reason that Martin Singer is no longer representing Mr. Cosby and why this change has been made.”