Janice Dickinson is not backing down from her allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her? as a young model — and her incredibly emotional interview with CNN sheds new light on the horrifying things she says happened that long-ago night.
Dickinson said she met up with Cosby in 1982 in Lake Tahoe with the hopes of a career evolution from modeling to acting — but never imagined the nightmare that awaited her.
“I trusted Bill Cosby,” she told CNN. “Because of his demeanor and the promise of a career, I trusted him.”
The two hung out and chatted amiably, with Dickinson even snapping some Polaroids of the comedian. But then, she claims, a complaint about menstrual cramps led to Cosby giving her a mystery pill and a glass of wine.
“I just remember shooting these pictures and having them on me the next morning when I woke up. The last thing I remembered — I had blacked out — [was] Cosby mounting me like the monster that he was. And I was thinking, ‘What the heck?'” Dickinson explained.
“I remember passing out, but I remember more specifically waking up and that he — there was a lot of pain downstairs,” Dickinson said, tearing up. “There was semen all over me and my pajama bottoms were off and the top was open. And at that point, fight or flight, I just packed up and got the hell out of there.”
The former supermodel said she waited so long to come forward because she felt “humiliated, disgusted. I had revulsion toward Cosby, and Cosby was a very powerful man and probably still is. I trusted this man, and I stuffed it. I compartmentalized it because I was embarrassed.”
Even though the incident reportedly happened decades ago, Dickinson is clearly not over it. When asked why she is going public now, and what she wants to see happen to her alleged rapist, she broke down.
“I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, that he is a monster and he raped me,” she said.
“I do not know how to process these emotions. I’m going to meditate. I’m going to church. I do not know. This has affected me in my house, it’s affecting me, it’s really affected these women.”
Dickinson joins at least 15 other women accusing Cosby of sexual assault.