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Janice Dickinson: Bill Cosby ‘raped me too’

The former model and ANTM judge says coming forward was ‘the right thing to do’

Former supermodel and America's Next Top Model judge Janice Dickinson has accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, alleging that he drugged and raped her in 1982. That makes her the 15th woman in the past few months to issue such allegations against the comedian.  

Dickinson told Entertainment Tonight that Cosby invited her to Lake Tahoe, offering the promise of a Cosby Show role and help with her singing career. She claims that after dinner, Cosby gave her red wine and a pill to help with her menstrual cramps. 

"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," she said. "Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby dropping his patchwork 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 says that she wanted to write about the incident in her 2002 memoir, No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but Cosby and his lawyers pressured HarperCollins to leave it out.

In Dickinson's book, the model describes Cosby attempting to pressure her into having sex with him after flying her out to Lake Tahoe. In Dickinson's account, Cosby tells her: "After all I’ve done for you, that’s what I get?" and slams the door in her face. 

In a 2006 interview with Howard Stern, she admitted that she was asked to tone down that section of the book and said Cosby was a "bad guy" who went after vulnerable women. 

"I’m doing this because it’s the right thing to do," Dickinson told Entertainment Today on why she came forward. "I was afraid of the consequences... I believe all the other women.”

A lawyer representing Cosby, Martin Singer, told Page Six that Dickinson's story is a "complete lie".