Janice Dickinson went on CNN Monday night where she spoke at length with Fredricka Whitfield about her alleged sexual assault by Bill Cosby. The former “America’s Next Top Model” judge graphically detailed an alleged encounter she claims to have had with the comedian in 1982.
“I’m not out to get him,” she said about coming forward. “I’m out to tell my side of the story so I can protect any woman in the world against this monster
Dickinson first spoke about the incident on “Entertainment Tonight Nov. 18, but on Monday night, she elaborated on what she claims happened to her, as well as why she didn’t come forward.
“I didn’t do the right thing. I didn’t report it. I didn’t go to rape counseling. You know what? I was afraid, but I’m not afraid anymore,” Dickinson told Whitfield. She admitted that a part of her reluctance in coming forward was concerns about her career, along with embarrassment and disgust.
Dickinson told Whitfield that Cosby lured her to meet him in Lake Tahoe with promises of a part on “The Cosby Show,” as well as access to connections that could help her aspirations in the music business.
“I took the bait. I jumped at this opportunity,” Dickinson said. “I was so psyched; I was rearing and ready to go.” When she arrived, she said she was met by Cosby and Stu Gardner, the man who composed the “Cosby Show” theme song.
“Stu Gardner left the dinner table and I was alone with [Cosby],” she said. “I had menstrual cramps, you know, stomach cramps. He said, ‘oh I’ve got something for that’ and he gave me a pill … If he’s giving me a pill, I trust the guy. I trusted
Dickinson then described the alleged sexual assault, saying that she took several Polaroid pictures of Cosby in his bathrobe before she ultimately blacked out.
“The last thing I remember, I blacked out and Cosby mounting me like the monster that he was,” Dickinson said. “And I was thinking what the heck — And I just remember passing out. But I remember more specifically waking up and there was a lot of pain downstairs. There was semen all over me and that my pajama bottoms were off and the top was opened.”
Cosby’s attorney Marty Singer told TheWrap, speaking in general about the allegations that have come out about his client, “These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.”
Several times Monday night, Dickinson expressed regret that she didn’t seek out the authorities after the alleged assault, but she was adamant that she was telling the truth, calling out Cosby’s lawyers who have specifically called her claims “outrageous,” “a defamatory fabrication” and “a fabricated lie.”
“I’m being slandered and called that I lie. Bulls–t attorneys!” Dickinson said. “I am not lying. You weren’t there. I can prove it with Polaroids. Put a lie detector on me and put a lie detector test on the attorneys and put a lie detector test on Mr. Bill “Monster” Cosby.”
After a recent comedy performance in Florida, Cosby spoke out about the various sexual assault allegations against him, telling the Florida Today, “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”