Many women have accused Bill Cosby of various manners of sexual assault, but Janice Dickinson I think, is among the few that say he actually raped them in the manner many of us regard as rape. The two had no romantic relationship before or after the incident, and she had only come to meet him in order to discuss opportunities for her career.
The 59-year-old former supermodel and TV personality has again described in graphic detail how Bill Cosby allegedly drugged her and then raped her in a Lake Tahoe hotel room in 1982.
In a live television interview with CNN, Janice Dickinson actually burst into tears after insisting that she only wanted Bill Cosby to acknowledge what he did to her.
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According to Dickinson, Cosby’s musical director, Stu Gardner, tempted her with red wine despite knowing she had just left rehab for alcoholism. She said that after being given the drink, Gardner left.
‘I was alone with him’, she said. ‘I had menstrual cramp – he said “I have something for that” and he gave me a pill.’
‘When I started to black out I had a Polaroid camera on me – I took several photographs. I just remember having him on me in my room the next morning.
‘I remember waking up and that he – there was a lot of pain downstairs. There was semen all over me and my pajama bottoms were off. I just packed up and I got the hell out of there.
‘I remember being extremely angry that I had been violated – I remember feeling disgusted at him, but I was disgusted at myself.
‘I should have reported it to the Nevada police. I had crystal clear memory of this entire incident, of this rape.’
She later returned to the incident, detailing aspects of the night she says she remembers. She said: ‘He was wearing a bathrobe and a gold watch… and I remember the feeling in my vagina and my anus… I’ve not been the same since.’
When confronted with Cosby’s refusal, and lawyer allegations that her claims are made up, Dickinson angrily stood by her account.
She said: ‘I am Janice Dickinson and I am the world’s first supermodel and this happened in 1982.’
When her interviewer read a statement from Cosby characterizing the allegations against him as ‘innuendo’, she then accused him directly.
Dickinson said: ‘Screw you, Bill. You know damn well he’s not going to take any responsibility.
‘Innuendo? I say you raped me Bill Cosby, you raped me in 1982 in Lake Tahoe.’
She also spoke at length about her reasons for trusting Cosby in the first place. She said: ‘I do remember I was young i was innocent and I was very excited to get a call that I was going to be offered this job on the Cosby show and I trusted him. He was a married man.’
‘[I trusted him] because of his demeanor and the promise of a career. I had a successful career and wanted to take it to the next level.’