Dickinson lawsuit against Cosby is on hold till Tuesday’s hearing
Decision to consider the lawsuit filed by model and TV host Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby is on Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub. On Tuesday’s hearing, the judge will pose questions to attorney from both sides to finally decide whether to dismiss the defamation lawsuit against Cosby.
Last year, Dickinson filed a lawsuit against Cosby stating that he had drugged and raped her in 1982. The Cosby's lawyers are denying her allegations and are requesting for dismissal of the case. Dickinson in response felt re-victimized on being projected as liar.
A day before Tuesday, Dickinson revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would have to undergo surgery and radiation treatment. The Cosby's attorneys want the case to be dismissed saying that Dickinson has given differing accounts of her interactions with Cosby over the years.
"Janice is going to fight and she will not let this diagnosis define her. She wants to encourage all women to have regular checkups, as that is how her cancer was discovered," said Dickinson's attorney, Lisa Bloom, in a statement Monday.
Dickinson also tried to pen down her story in a 2002 memoir, ‘No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel’, but her publisher refused. There are dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual abuse. The 78 years old comedian has been accused of sexually assaulting a former Temple University worker at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He is on bail for $1 million.
Dickinson, author of ‘No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel’ and ‘Everything About Me Is Fake ... and I'm Perfect’, was a cast member of VH1's ‘The Surreal Life’ and UPN's ‘America's Next Top Model’.