Janice Dickinson to testify in Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial

Janice Dickinson will be called to testify at Bill Cosby's retrial, which is scheduled to commence on April 2.

ET has learned that the 63-year-old model is among a group of five additional accusers who the prosecution will be calling to the stand to testify against Cosby, who is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004. Cosby has consistently denied all allegations against him.

According to multiple reports, Dickinson and the four other witnesses will give testimony regarding their own accusations which they've leveled against the 80-year-old comedian.

Cosby's lawyers reportedly tried to overturn Judge Steven O'Neill's decision to allow the women to testify during the retrial, but were unsuccessful.

Prosecutors fought to get the presiding judge to allow the so-called "prior bad acts" witnesses to take the stand, claiming that their allegations are pertinent given how closely they resemble the claims made by the alleged victim in the criminal hearing, Andrea Constand.

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Portrait de Janice Dickinson, actrice, circa 1970, en France . (Photo by Giancarlo BOTTI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Portrait of American model Janice Dickinson during a photo shoot in the Hamptons, Amagansett, New York, October 1978. (Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images)
Janice Dickinson (Photo by Carmen Valdes/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 8: Model Janice Dickinson attends Self Magazine's 'Self Day' kick-off party at the Peninsula Hotel April 8, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Janice Dickinson at the Avalon in Hollywood, California (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson at the HBO Films Pre Golden Globes Party Inside Coverage at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Janice Dickinson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2004 - Diane Von Furstenberg - Front Row at DVF Store in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson and daughter Savvy (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage for Scleroderma Research Foundation)
Janice Dickinson wearing Lloyd Klein Fall Fashion 2004 (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)
Guest, Jon Lovitz and Janice Dickinson during Mercedes-Benz Fall 2004 Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios - Sue Wong - Frontrow and Backstage at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson during Janice Dickinson Launches her New Book, 'Everything About Me is Fake.. And I'm Perfect' at Splash Bar in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Janice Dickinson during Janice Dickinson Launches her New Book, 'Everything About Me is Fake.. And I'm Perfect' at Splash Bar in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Janice Dickinson (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson during 10th Annual Michael Awards at Capitale in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson at the Shutters in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson during Mercedes-Benz Fall 2005 L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios - Sheri Bodell - Front Row at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)
Janice Dickinson during US Weekly & Jessica Simpson Celebrate The Young Hot Hollywood Style Awards at Element Hollywood in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 17: Presenter and model/television personality Janice Dickinson arrives at the Outfest 2005 Awards Night on July 17, 2005 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Janice Dickinson during Celebrity Catwalk for Charity - Show at Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/FilmMagic)
Janice Dickinson, Kelly Osbourne, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, and Nicole Richie (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson models during the 'Fashion For Relief' charity runway event in Bryant Park, New York City on September 16, 2005. The celebrity fashion show closed out Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 and raised money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson backstage at Meghan Spring 2006, hosted by Avo Yermagyan of Gaudy PR (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson wearing Meghan Spring 2006 during Mercedes-Benz Spring 2006 L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios - Meghan - Runway at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 24: 'The Girl Who Kissed A Male Model' - Supermodel Janice Dickinson along with Cycle 5 competitor Lisa D'Amato (white hat) give the girls modeling tips in AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL on UPN. Photo: Bill Inoshita/UPN. (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Janice Dickinson poses at a party to celebrate the release of Iman's new book, 'The Beauty of Color', hosted by Eva Mendes at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 10, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Model Janice Dickinson and her daughter Savannah arrive to America's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Finale Event held at the The Avalon on December 7, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 18: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN MANIPULATED IN PHOTOSHOP) ***EXCLUSIVE*** Self proclaimed 'World's First Super Model' Janice Dickinson hosts client castings in her brand new modeling agency at Hollywood and Highland on April 18, 2006 in Hollywood, California. Dickinson's every move from model to mogul is documented for a series to premiere on the Oxygen Network June 2006. (Photo by Mark Mainz/ Getty Images for Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Self-proclaimed 'World's First Super Model' Janice Dickinson hosts the 'Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Red Ribbon Event' at Hollywood and Highland on April 19, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Janice Dickinson (Photo by Shane Gritzinger/FilmMagic)
Janice Dickinson (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Model Janice Dickinson arrives at the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Premiere Party at the Highlands in Los Angeles, California on June 1, 2006 (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Janice Dickinson and guest during 'Employee of the Month' Premiere - Arrivals at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Janice Dickinson during 2007 Silver Spoon Golden Globes Suite - Day 2 in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage for Silver Spoon (formerly The Cabana))
Janice Dickinson during Janice Dickinson Appearance at FremantleMedia Booth at NATPE - January 16, 2007 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Joe Coomber/FilmMagic)
Janice Dickinson front row at 2(x)ist Fall 2007 during Mercedes-Benz Fall 2007 L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios - 2(x)ist - Backstage and Front Row at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by M. Tran/FilmMagic)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 19: Model/TV personality Janice Dickinson attends the premiere of Walt Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End' held at Disneyland on May 19, 2007 in Anaheim, California. Proceeds from the world premiere of Walt Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End' will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and Make-A-Wish International. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 02: TV personality Janice Dickinson arrives at the 2007 Fox Reality Channel Really Awards held at Boulevard 3 on October 2, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Janice Dickinson on October 25, 2007 shopping on Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Wolf/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 10: Model/actress Janice Dickinson attends the Kari Feinstein Winter Style Lounge at Social Hollywood on January 10, 2008 in Hollywood, Califonia. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Model Janice Dickinson poses at the Grand Opening of Hadaka Sushi Restaurant on February 12, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 25: Janice Dickinson hosts a model walk-off competition at the NBC Experience Store on August 25, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
April 1, 2009 Los Angeles, Ca.; Janice Dickinson; 'Valentino: The Last Emperor' West Coast Premiere; Held at LACMA (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 24: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (L) and television personality Janice Dickinson attend a press conference for 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!' at the Langham Hotel on April 24, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 14: Janice Dickinson sighting at NOBU restaurant on May 14, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Janice Dickinson kisses a young man outside a restaurant on December 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mr. Nunez/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 16: Janice Dickinson attends Private Brit Awards Screening Party and Auction For Haiti at Altitude on February 16, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Model Janice Dickinson arrives at the 6th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 04: Janice Dickinson attends Kari Feinstein MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge - Day 2 at Montage Beverly Hills on June 4, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 29: Janice Dickinson arrives at the 18th Annual Race To Erase MS at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on April 29, 2011 in Century City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Model/TV personality Janice Dickinson arrives at Nancy's Tree Garden Party fundraiser benefiting Los Angeles area locals Nancy and Jay Westbrook at Miauhaus Studios on April 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Janice Dickinson attends the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 on September 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Janice Dickinson attends Majorie's Bazaar Presents 'Empowering Women In The Arts' at the Eco Emmys on September 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Model Janice Dickinson arrives at the Equality Now 'Make Equality Reality' event at Montage Beverly Hills on November 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 23: TV Personality Janice Dickinson attends the Life & Style Weekly's 10th anniversary party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 26: Janice Dickinson grabbed a coffee at Starbucks and is seen on December 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Nick Smith/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Janice Dickinson attends Smashbox Studios Celebrates Grand Re-Opening at Smashbox Studios on February 5, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Smashbox Studios)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Model Janice Dickinson attends the Walter Mendez store grand opening on June 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 29: TV Personality Janice Dickinson attends the 'Lord Of The Freaks' premiere at the Egyptian Theatre on June 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Janice Dickinson attends Danse Avec Clairobscur at Aventine Hollywood on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
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Cosby pled not guilty to the charges against him before his first trial last year. On June 17, 2017, Judge O'Neill declared a mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked after five days of deliberations.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's office said at the time that they would begin the process to retry the case immediately.

Dickinson -- who is one of more than 50 women who have come out with allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault against Cosby over the last four years -- claims that the comedian convinced her to travel to Lake Tahoe to have dinner and discuss a possible job opportunity in 1982. After the dinner, she alleges that he gave her a pill to help with menstrual cramps.

"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 claimed in an interview with ET in November 2014. "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."

Dickinson further claims that she tried to write about the alleged assault in her 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but claims that when she submitted a draft with her full story to HarperCollins, Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details.

Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer -- with whom the performer has since parted ways -- issued a statement to ET at the time, denying Dickinson's claims in full.

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List of accusers against Bill Cosby
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Andrea Constand

Date of alleged assault: January 2004
Date of accusation: March 2005

(REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer

Date of alleged assault: Early 1970's
Date of accusation: August 12, 2015

(Photo by MARK RALSTON via AFP/Getty Images)

Former actress Eden Tirl

Date of alleged assault: Early 1970's
Date of accusation: August 12, 2015

(Photo by MARK RALSTON via AFP/Getty Images)

Colleen Hughes

Date of alleged assault: Early 1970's
Date of accusation: August 12, 2015

(Photo by MARK RALSTON via AFP/Getty Images)

Lise-Lotte Lublin

Date of alleged assault: 1989
Date of accusation: February 12, 2015 

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Linda Brown

Date of alleged assault: 1969
Date of accusation: February 12, 2015 i. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Katherine McKee

Date of alleged incident: 1970s
Date of accusation: Dec. 22, 2014

(NY Daily News)

"Lisa"

Date of alleged incident: 1988
Date of accusation: Dec. 19, 2014

(Dr.Phil)

Beverly Johnson

Date of alleged incident: mid-’80s
Date of accusation: Dec. 11, 2014

(Getty)

Jewel Allison

Date of Alleged Assault – late 1980s
Date of Accusation – Nov. 24, 2014

(Photo by Debbie Egan-Chin/NY Daily News via Getty Images)

Linda Joy Traitz

Date of Alleged Assault – 1970s
Date of Accusation – Nov. 22, 2014

(Facebook)

Angela Leslie

Date of Alleged Assault – 1992
Date of Accusation– Nov. 21, 2014

(Facebook)

Victoria Valentino

Date of Alleged Assault – 1970
Date of Accusation – Nov. 21, 2014

(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Louisa Moritz

Date of Alleged Assault – 1971
Date of Accusation – Nov. 20, 2014

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Michelle Hurd

Date of Alleged Assault – mid 1990s
Date of Accusation – Nov. 20, 2014

(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Barbara Bowman

Date of Alleged Assault – 1986
Date of Accusation – Nov. 13, 2014

(Getty)

Marcella Tate

Date of Alleged Assault – 1975
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Joan Tarshis

Date of Alleged Assault – 1969
Date of Accusation – 2014

(Matt Moyer For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Margie Shapiro 

Date of Alleged Assault – Early 1970's
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Lynn Neal

Date of Alleged Assault – 1980's
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Sammie Mays

Date of Alleged Assault – Mid 1980's
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Linda Kirkpatrick

Date of Alleged Assault – 1981
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Janice Baker Kinney

Date of Alleged Assault – 1982
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Kacey

Date of Alleged Assault – Early 1990's
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Autumn Burns

Date of Alleged Assault – 1970
Date of Accusation – 2015

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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"Janice Dickinson's story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a lie," Singer stated, in part. "The only story she gave 12 years ago to the media and in her autobiography was that she refused to sleep with Mr. Cosby and he blew her off.  Documentary proof and Ms. Dickinson's own words show that her new story about something she now claims happened back in 1982 is a fabricated lie."

In response to Singer's refutation of her allegations, Dickinson filed a defamation lawsuit against both Cosby and his former attorney, claiming they attempted to brand her a liar and discredit her. Singer was later dismissed from the suit by the judge, however Cosby was not. The lawsuit has yet to be resolved.

 

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