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Judith Regan Blasts ‘Derogatory Slur’ From Cosby Rep

Insult by Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt ”is representative of this pack of wolves’ predatory views of women,“ Regan says

Book Publisher Judith Regan had harsh words for Bill Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt after he insulted her in highly gendered terms on Thursday. Blasting what she called a “profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement” that was also a “derogatory slur,” Regan added that “it’s no surprise given who he represents.”

On Wednesday, Regan took the stand at Cosby’s sexual assault retrial as a supporting witness for accuser Janice Dickinson. Regan published Dickinson’s 2002 memoir “No Lifeguard on Duty,” and backed Dickinson’s testimony last week that she had originally wanted to go public with her accusations against Cosby in the book.

Then on Thursday, Regan told The Daily Beast that Cosby’s legal team had conducted a “sleazy” and “desperate attempt to smear me,” adding that she found the defense team’s tactics “repugnant.”

Wyatt told The Daily Beast in return that “Saint Peter has been given direct orders from JESUS and HIS Father, not to let Judith Regan near the pearly gates. However, they have informed Satan that he will have a guest by the name of Judith Regan coming in on a rocket and she’s wearing gasoline stilettos.”

Later on Thursday, Regan responded in a statement condemning what she called Wyatt’s “profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement.”

“In 2001 and 2002 I had many conversations with supermodel Janice Dickinson, who wanted to include in her memoir NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. For legal reasons, and contrary to her pleading with me to include it, we were unable to,” Regan said. “I testified truthfully to this fact yesterday and as a result, Cosby’s spokesman has now issued a profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement alleging that I am going to hell ‘…on a rocket…wearing gasoline stilettos.’ Seriously? His shameful and derogatory slur is representative of this pack of wolves’ predatory views of women. It’s no surprise given who he represents.”

Cosby is being re-tried on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand’s accusation that the comedian molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. Cosby has said he is innocent.

Cosby’s initial trial in the matter ended in a mistrial in July 2017 after the jury was unable to reach a verdict following five days of deliberations.