Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of raping her about 30 years ago
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/19/2014
Janice Dickinson has become the third woman to come forward in the last week accusing Bill Cosby of raping her.
The former America's Next Top Model judge, 59, is claiming The Cosby Show star, 77, sexually assaulted her back in 1982 when he had invited her to Lake Tahoe to offer her a job on his TV series, Us Weekly reported.
After watching the comedian perform, the pair reportedly enjoyed dinner and Dickinson complained of menstrual cramps, prompting Cosby to give her a glass of wine and pill to take for her stomach pains.
"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out thinking that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," Dickinson told Entertainment Tonight, according to Us.
"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. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."
Dickinson explained she had wanted to write about the incident in her 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel but was allegedly talked out of it by Cosby's lawyers.
"I'm doing this [now] because it's the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story. I believe all the other women," Dickinson said, adding that it finally became time to confront her past.
"Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issues with this incident has drove me into a life of trying to hurt myself because I didn't have counsel and I was afraid," she told ET, according toPeople. "I was afraid of being labeled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place."
On Monday, Joan Tarshis reportedly told CNN she had been sexually assaulted by Cosby in a similar manner to what Dickinson has described -- a drink followed by her groggily remembering the actor removing her underwear.
Cosby himself has refused to comment on the serious accusations, but his lawyer released a statement on Sunday.
"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced," the lawyer said, Us reported.
"The fact they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives."
If Dickinson, who also starred in The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, could say anything to Cosby now, it would reportedly be, "How dare you? Go f-ck yourself. How dare you take advantage of me, and I hope you rot."
Dickinson served as a judge on Top Model's first four editions before she was replace by Twiggy for Season 5.The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency then premiered in 2006 and ran for four seasons.
She's also appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew's fourth season and The Surreal Life.