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Janice Dickinson’s Bill Cosby suit moving forward

A Los Angeles judge has temporarily denied Bill Cosby’s motion to dismiss Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit.
Dickinson launched legal action against the former The Cosby Show star last May (15) after the 78-year-old’s former lawyer, Martin Singer, called her rape allegation against Cosby “a lie”.
The former supermodel also included Singer in her lawsuit, but in early February (16), Judge Debra Weintraub tentatively ruled Singer could be dismissed from the case because Dickinson knew about his statements at the time of her filing.
Dickinson claimed Cosby drugged and raped her during a trip to Lake Tahoe, California, in 1982, but the actor requested to have the lawsuit dismissed, accusing the 61-year-old model of giving different versions of her story.
His efforts were shot down on Monday (29Feb16), when Judge Weintraub ordered the two parties “submit further briefing” at a court date on 29 March (16), allowing the case to move forward for the time being.
“We’re happy to provide further evidence in the case,” Dickinson’s lawyer Lisa Bloom told Deadline.com. “All Janice Dickinson wants is her day in court against Bill Cosby.”
Meanwhile, Cosby is heading to criminal trial after a judge in Pennsylvania ruled the charges against the comedian, relating to allegations he sexually abused ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in 2004, will stand.
Cosby has been accused of rape, drugging and performing inappropriate sex acts by over 50 women in the past 18 months. The comic maintains he is innocent.

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