Former model and TV host, Janice Dickinson, has come forward with claims that veteran actor and comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982.
Cosby, who has been accused of rape and molestation in recent weeks, has refused to address the claims so far, instead issuing a statement through his lawyer which states: “Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”
Janice is the latest woman to accuse The Cosby Show star of rape, sexual assault and drugging. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the fifty-five-year-old former America’s Next Top Model host detailed the evening the alleged crime took place, saying: “He had given me wine and a pill. I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man.”
When asked why she had kept the incident to herself, she replied: "I was afraid of the consequences. I was afraid of [being accused] of trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place.”
The former model says the incident led her down a destructive path and “into a life of trying to hurt myself because I didn’t have counsel and I was afraid.”
When asked what she would say to Cosby now if she had the chance, Janice replied: “How dare you? How dare you? How dare take advantage of me? I hope you rot.”