Model Janice Dickinson Tells Jury That Bill Cosby Of Raped Her 36 Years Ago
Dickinson told the jury that he raped her in 1982. He convinced her to take pills that he claimed would relieve her menstrual cramps. Dickinson began to feel inability to move as Cosby got on top of her in his hotel room in Lake Tahoe, Nev. Dickinson says that when she woke up the following day, she noticed semen between her legs.
“I didn’t consent to this. Here was ‘America’s Dad,’ on top of me. A married man, father of five kids, on top of me,” Dickinson said. “I was thinking how wrong it was. How very wrong it was.”
“I wanted to hit him, I wanted to punch him in the face. I can remember feeling anger, disgust, and ashamed,” she also told the jury.
Dickinson has been the only celebrity to testify against the comedian. Defense attorneys noted that there were differences between her testimony and what she wrote about in her 2002 biography.
She responded by telling the jurors that she wanted to highlight the details of that night, but ultimately decided to just write a sanitized version that did not include sex, let alone rape, because her publishers told her that the legal department would never print allegations made against Cosby. She conformed to her publisher because she needed the money, as well as not wanting Cosby ruining her career.
“It’s all a fabrication there. It was written by ghostwriters. I wanted a paycheck,” she explained in court.
Dickinson’s testimony helped the prosecutors set up for Andrea Constand‘s courtroom apperance, who is expected to testify today, which will be her second time speaking in front of the jury because the first trial ended without a verdict.
Dickinson is among five additional accusers that prosecutors called to the stand to reveal Cosby had a long history of drugging and molesting women years before he was charged with violating Constand.