As allegations pile up, supermodel Janice Dickinson now says she was raped by Bill Cosby in 1982. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, Dickinson said the assault occurred after she and the actor discussed a possible role for her on the “The Cosby Show.”
They met for dinner in Lake Tahoe and later he gave her a pill with a glass of red wine, according to Dickenson. The supermodel, 59, said she passed out and did not come to until the next day.
"... 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,” she told ET. “And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."
A clip from the interview has been provided below:
Dickinson said she decided to speak out now, decades later, because she believes the other women, like Barbara Bowman and Joan Tarshis, who have come forward with similar accusations. "I'm doing this because it's the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story," she said.
Cosby, 77, did not respond to Dickenson's accusations on Tuesday, said the Huffington Post. His lawyer issued a statement Sunday in response to the earlier allegations. "Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced,” his attorney John P. Schmitt said. “The fact they are being repeated does not make them true.” When Cosby was asked about the accusations during an NPR interview, he remained silent.
NBC announced over the summer they were creating a sitcom with Cosby, saying they were “thrilled” to be working with the comic actor who had created one of their most enduringly popular shows. On Tuesday, they replied with “no comment” to Vulture when asked about the current status of the series. A source told the news site, “I’d be shocked if it happens now.” Netflix, asked about Cosby's impending special, also told Vulture, “No comment.”
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