Janice Dickinson, the former “America’s Next Top Model” judge who claimed Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982, feels “validated” by unsealed court documents showing the comedian purchased Quaaludes to give to women for sex.
“It shows that he and all his people knew all along that we were telling the truth,” the 60-year-old former supermodel told People.
The reality star said she was on a trip in Bali when Cosby contacted her and urged her to come to Lake Tahoe, where he was performing.
According to Dickinson, the comedian then dangled the prospect of work in front to her. According to the former model and television personality, Cosby gave her wine and a pill, which caused her to pass out. However, Dickinson claims that she has a recollection of being sexually assaulted by Cosby.
She stayed silent for three decades out of fear: “I had no one to talk to. I was scared. I was embarrassed as a Catholic. I didn’t even want to tell a priest.”
But Dickinson sued Cosby in May for defamation in response to his attorneys claiming she was lying about being sexually assaulted by him.
“It’s been extremely difficult for my two children and my fiancé and my friends and it has been extremely hard for me. It’s so painful,” Dickinson said on Tuesday of publicly reliving the night she says the comedian violated her in 1982.