Janice Dickinson's Lawyer Says 'Tide Is Turning Against' Bill Cosby

by Raphael Chestang 4:39 PM PST, November 03, 2015
Playing Janice Dickinson's Lawyer Says 'Tide Is Turning Against' Bill Cosby

A year after Janice Dickinson first presented her allegations against Bill Cosby on the ET stage, the supermodel is on the verge of getting her wish of having the 78-year-old comedian answer questions under oath.

Cosby has been ordered to give a new deposition concerning Dickinson's defamation case against him. While the order is in place, his legal team is trying to delay it.

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"What it is, is wrong. It is legally improper," Cosby's attorney, Monique Pressley, told ET. "It is an incorrect decision and that's why we've decided to take an appeal."

Dickinson's attorney, Lisa Bloom, admitted to ET that Cosby's team has a right to appeal, but she's confident that Cosby will not escape the deposition.

"We will certainly fight it, and I think we will win," she said.

Dickinson is one of over 50 women who have accused Cosby of attempted or actual sexual assault.

The 60-year-old supermodel claims that Cosby "drugged and raped her in or about 1982." In an exclusive interview with ET last year, Dickinson claimed that Cosby contacted her after she got out of rehab and convinced her to travel to Lake Tahoe to have dinner and discuss a possible job opportunity. She alleged that after dinner, he gave her a pill that she thought would alleviate menstrual cramps.

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"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," Dickinson alleged. "Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain."

In response to Dickinson's allegations, Cosby's lawyer at the time, Marty Singer, issued a statement of denial, calling Dickinson's claims "a fabricated lie."

In her defamation complaint, Dickinson alleges that Cosby defamed her in his denial and claims that the denial was "written and published with the goal of making Ms. Dickinson an object of ridicule, contempt, hatred or disgrace, and to bring her public and personal humiliation."

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Despite the accusations, Cosby has never been criminally charged for any of the allegations against him and he has categorically denied all claims of sexual assault.

On Monday, Judge Debre Weintraub ordered that the depositions of Cosby and Singer take place by Nov. 25.

"Now the tide is turning against him," Bloom says.