Janice Dickinson told “Entertainment Tonight” on Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 at Lake Tahoe.
She is the 15th woman to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Dickinson also revealed that she originally described the assault in her book, but Cosby’s lawyers pressured Harper Collins to remove the account.
She first met Cosby when he invited her to Lake Tahoe under the pretense of helping with her singing career and offering her a role on “The Cosby Show.”
Dickinson continued to say that after dinner, she was having menstrual cramps and so Cosby gave her red wine and a pill.
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.
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.
Vice reports the excerpt from her book, “No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel,” in which the re-worked interaction with Cosby is still threatening and lascivious.
Here’s the edited account of how the night ended:
After dinner he asked me back to his room, and I went. But I stopped myself at the door. “I’m exhausted,” I said, begging off. His eyebrows went a little funny.
‘Exhausted?’ he asked, and it was clear he was trying hard to keep his temper in check. ‘After all I’ve done for you, that’s what I get? I’m exhausted.’
‘Well, gee, Bill,’ I stammered. ‘If I had known it was going to be like this—’
He waved both hands in front of my face, silencing me. Then he gave me the dirtiest, meanest look in the world, stepped into his suite, and slammed the door in my face.
Dickinson wasn’t shy when asked about her opinions of the comedian.
In a 2006 interview with Howard Stern, she describes Cosby as a “bad guy” who preys on women and commented that she was requested to reveal less about that section of the book.
Dickinson is trying to support the other women who have also accused Cosby of raping them.
She decided to speak up because “it’s the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story.”