“Janice has been told by the prosecutor to be ready to go, and could even be the first witness to testify at Bill Cosby’s trial,” a source told Radar. “Kevin Steele is taking a much different tactic for this trial and is going to lay the foundation that Cosby has been a predator for decades.”
Dickinson, 63, will be just one of the sleazy comedian’s alleged victims who will be present during his court appearance.
“Testimony from the five accusers the judge allowed to testify will also bolster the state’s case. It’s important to note, just because the judge allowed five women to testify doesn’t mean they will be called. Steele could even change his mind about Janice testifying, but she has already arrived in Pennsylvania,” the insider added.
While Cosby’s legal team asked Judge Steven O’Neill to keep accusers from testifying at the former actor’s retrial, the request was denied.
Cosby’s attorney then accused O’Neill of bias, but the Judge refused to retire from the explosive case.
“Steele flew to Los Angeles last month to prepare Janice for her testimony and she is ready to go. She has been waiting for this day, to stare down the man she says raped her,” stated the source.
As previously reported, Dickinson accused Bill Cosby, 80, of having raped her in 1982. He denied the claims and called her a liar, after which she sued him and was allowed by the court to proceed with her case.
“If Janice isn’t the first witness called, expect her to be in the list of top five, if nothing changes with the prosecutor’s strategy,” concluded the source. “She is prepared to stay in Pennsylvania for the week, even a little bit longer as the trial could be delayed because Cosby’s lawyers have an issue with one of the jurors,” a source revealed.”
Bill Cosby’s first trial in June 2017 ended in a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict.
He was accused of drugging and assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004, and faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault connected to the alleged crime. He has pleaded not guilty.