Janice Dickinson To Sue Bill Cosby For Defamation
Former model Janice Dickinson will file a lawsuit on Wednesday against Bill Cosby for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. This all just six months after Cosby’s team suggested that Dickinson’s sexual abuse allegations were bogus.
Dickinson came out in November 2014 and alleged that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 while in Lake Tahoe. “The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs,” she told ET’s Kevin Frazier.
But the comedian’s attorney, Marty Singer, slammed Dickinon’s allegations, telling HipHollywood that “Janice Dickinson’s story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a lie. There is a glaring contradiction between what she is claiming now for the first time and what she wrote in her own book and what she told the media back in 2002.”
Now, Janice is claiming that she has she has a new claim and she refuses to be victimized. “I’m suing Bill Cosby for justice and vindication,” Dickinson told ET’s Brooke Anderson on Wednesday.
“What sparked this lawsuit is Bill Cosby through his representatives calling Janice Dickinson a liar, and Janice is refusing to be re-victimized,” the model’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom added. “She alleges she was drugged and raped by Bill Cosby, and then re-victimized again when he called her a liar.”
The lawsuit accuses Cosby and his team of making a “false statement” and that the comments made “were written and published with the goal of making Ms. Dickinson an object of ridicule, contempt, hatred or disgrace, and to bring her public and personal humiliation.”