Janice Dickinson added her name to the ever-growing group of women who claim to have been raped by Bill Cosby.
“I’m doing this because it’s the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story,” the former supermodel told Entertainment Tonight. “I believe all the other women.”
Similar to Barbra Bowman, Janice said The Cosby Show star took advantage of her by leveraging his celebrity status during a meeting in 1982.
“I was in Indonesia and he called and the conversation was, to the best of my recollection, ‘You need to get to Lake Tahoe because I’ll be performing there and I want to offer you that job we talked about as well as helping you with a singing career,'” Janice said in the new interview.
She explained that when the arrived there, she met Bill in her room and he offered her a glass of red wine and a pill.
“Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me,” Janice said. “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.”
After feeling haunted by the incident for the next two decades, Janice said she wanted to write about it in her 2002 autobiography, No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel — but the publisher removed the details before publication at the behest of Cosby and his lawyers.
On Sunday, Bill’s lawyer said the comedian “does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”