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Cosby loses bid to force magazine to provide reporters' notes

The New York Magazine cover story had 35 women claiming sexual assault against the comedian.

BillCosbylost hisbidon Tuesday toforcethe publisher ofNewYorkmagazineto comply with a subpoena seekingreporters'notesand other material for a cover story last year chronicling 35 women's sexual assault claims against him.

U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan ruled againstCosby's effort to compelNewYorkMedia LLC to provide access to unedited interviews of six women interviewed for the story who are pursuing a civil lawsuit against him.

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More than 50 women have publicly accusedCosbyof sexually assaulting them, often after plying them with alcohol or drugs, in incidents dating back decades.Cosbyis best known for his role as the father in the 1980s television hit "TheCosbyShow."