Janice Dickinson is putting a well-known face to the dozens of allegations from women who claim Bill Cosby has sexually assaulted them. After coming forward on Entertainment Tonight in mid-November, the noted “first supermodel”, 59, spoke out again in an emotional interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday, Dec. 1.
Dickinson recalled the incident from 1982 when she was fresh out of rehab. Her first warning sign was when Cosby, now 77, offered her a glass of red wine at dinner. She turned that down, but when she complained about menstrual cramps, the beloved sitcom actor then offered her a pill, which she accepted.
The former America’s Next Top Model judge claims she trusted Cosby at the time “because of his demeanor and the promise of a career.”
A while later, she started to black out, and he allegedly took her back to a room where she had a Polaroid camera on her, and snapped some photos (which were displayed during her interview) of the I Spy actor in a patchwork robe.
“The last thing I remember was blacking out and Cosby mounting me like the monster he was,” she recalled. “And I was thinking, ‘What the heck?’ I remember passing out, but more specifically waking up. There was a lot of pain downstairs. There was semen all over me and that my pajama bottoms were off and my top was open and at that point — fight or flight! — I just packed up and got the hell out of there.”
Dickinson is just one of about 20 women to come forward in recent weeks, accusing Cosby of sexual misconduct. Many have asked why it took these supposed victims so long to tell their stories.
“I remember being humiliated, disgusted, I had revulsion towards Cosby,” she said. “I stuffed it, I compartmentalized it because I was embarrassed.”
Though there’s no legal action she or any of the other victim can take against the actor so many years later, Dickinson did have some thoughts on what she wanted from her alleged attacker.
“I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, he is a monster, and he raped me,” she said before the interview ended.
Before the cameras turned off, Dickinson broke down crying.
“I’m sorry, I don’t know how to process these emotions,” she said. “I’m going to meditate. I’m going to go to church. This is affecting me in my house, this is affecting me here, and it’s really affecting these women.”
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