Janice Dickinson: Bill Cosby Raped Me

Netflix shelves Cosby comedy special
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2014 10:52 PM CST
Updated Nov 19, 2014 1:10 AM CST
Janice Dickinson: Bill Cosby Raped Me
Bill Cosby is seen at a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia last week.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has a message for Bill Cosby: "Go f--k yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot." The America's Next Top Model judge has become the third woman in the last month to accuse Cosby of sexually assaulting her. She tells Entertainment Tonight that when she met Cosby in 1982 to discuss a job offer, things went wrong after he gave her a glass of wine and a pill. "I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she says. "The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."

Dickinson says keeping the alleged attack a secret for 32 years has been highly damaging to herself, and she is speaking out now "because it's the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story. I believe all the other women." She says she tried to write about the incident in her 2002 autobiography, but Cosby's lawyers managed to hush it up. Another accuser came forward on Monday. The 77-year-old star—whose stand-up routine once included a bit about drugging women's drinks—has refused to comment on the accusations. Despite the snowballing allegations, NBC is still planning to develop a new Cosby sitcom, insiders tell Bloomberg, but Netflix announced last night that it has decided to shelve a Cosby special it had planned to air the day after Thanksgiving, Deadline reports. (More Bill Cosby stories.)

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