Former Supermodel Janice Dickinson Just Gave Powerful Testimony Against Bill Cosby


Dickinson told the court her publisher was aware of the sexual assault but they had recommended she remove it to avoid potential litigation. Dickinson said that her career was thriving at that time and that she decided not to report the alleged incident because she had "conservative clients" - such as Vogue, Maybelline and Revlon - that "would not appreciate that I'd been raped". "It is a he said, she said, but what I think they're hoping in the current climate, you'll be prejudiced".

Janice Dickinson spoke out at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial for the alleged 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand.

Dickinson, who is now 63, has spoken publicly about her allegations against Cosby in the past, saying that he drugged and raped her when she was 27 years old.

On day four of Cosby's retrial, the prosecution wrapped testimony from five other accusers - in addition to Constand - allowed to give evidence in what experts say presents a gargantuan hurdle for the defence. The prosecution claims that these "prior bad acts" witnesses demonstrate a pattern of Cosby's behavior of misconduct. I didn't fly to Tahoe to have sex with Mr Cosby [but] it was occurring. Defense attorneys say Constand ginned up a sexual assault claim against Cosby as a way of forcing him to pay a almost $3.4 million civil settlement.

"'That wasn't cool, '" she said she told him. "I couldn't move, I felt like I was rendered motionless".

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson testified at Bill Cosby's retrial on Thursday that she fabricated parts of her memoir, including a story that she "rebuffed" the disgraced comedian's advances.

The next morning, she awoke in the bed and felt pain between her legs.

"I passed out after he entered me".

She described a DNA test to determine whether the Rocky star was the father of her child.

When she woke up, she was sore and remembers her pajamas were halfway off, she testified. Cosby's attorney, Tom Mesereau, confronted Dickinson, pointing out the description of the assault in her 2002 memoir, "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel", is different.

"The two people with the most direct knowledge of Janice's book, Judith Regan and Pablo Fenjves, gave us sworn statements under oath, several years ago".

Public pressure had been mounting at that time as dozens of women came forward with similar stories against the aging comedian.

On cross-examination, Cosby's defense attorneys have worked to point out inconsistencies in their stories. She used a curse word from the witness stand - quickly catching herself and apologizing - and she casually dropped the names of agents, lawyers, and other celebrities throughout her testimony.

"When you don't have a case, you have to fill the time with something else", Mesereau said. His response was silence and a facial expression that conveyed, "You're insane", she testified.

For the next 30 minutes Thursday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA, the pair went back-and-forth in what has so far been the most contentious testimony of the Cosby retrial, with Mesereau attempting to show she lied for money and the exchange meandering into references about O.J. Simpson, lawyer Robert Shapiro and Sylvester Stallone. She took it and soon became woozy and "slightly out of it".

Ms Dickinson said she did not go to police because she thought it would destroy her career.

Dickinson is just one of many women - more than 30, to be exact - to accuse Cosby of rape or sexual assault.

"I kind of trusted him because he's America's dad", she said. She sat in front of him between his legs and he began to touch her hair, she recalled. But he didn't respond, she said. " I felt anger, was humiliated. You said you were going to help me. "I don't know what it was, but I believe I know what it was".

Dickinson then clashed with Cosby's defence attorney Tom Mesereau during his cross-examination, in an exchange which USA media outlets described as "heated".

Bliss also targeted Lublin's memory.