Former Model Janice Dickinson Claims She Was Drugged And Raped By Bill Cosby In 1982

Former model Janice Dickinson is the latest woman to come forward and accuse comedian Bill Cosby of rape, People reports.

Dickinson detailed the alleged assault that happened in Lake Tahoe in 1982 in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

She said she was invited by Cosby to meet with him for a stint at "The Cosby Show" and help her in making a singing career. She claimed that when they were having dinner, Cosby gave her a glass of red wine and a pill, which she assumed was the one she requested for her stomach pains and menstruation.

"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas," Dickinson said. "And I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man."

She added that she remembered seeing Cosby drop his robe and getting on top of her before passing out, and she woke up in pain, with "semen in between [her] legs."

Dickinson said she only came out now because of the fear of being shamed. "I was afraid of the consequences," she said. "I was afraid of being labeled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place."

Dickinson is the fifteenth woman to claim she was drugged and raped by Cosby.

On November 16, former music publicist Joan Tarshis penned an essay for Hollywood Elsewhere, saying she was sexually assaulted by the comedian in 1969, when she was only 19 years old.

Arizona-based artist Barbara Bowman also recently recounted her experience by writing an op-ed article for the Washington Post, in which she said she was drugged and raped by Cosby in 1985, when she was 17 years old.

In 2004, Andrea Constand filed a case against Cosby but later agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

Cosby has issued a statement through his lawyer John P. Schmitt, saying he "does not intend to dignify [the] allegations with any comment."

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