Model and TV host Janice Dickinson is the latest woman to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, "the world's first supermodel" revealed that the actor had sexually assaulted her in the year 1982. The interview aired on Tuesday. The 59-year-old said that after a dinner in Lake Tahoe in California, where the two met to discuss a role for Dickinson on "The Cosby Show", he assaulted her.
After she complained of stomach ache, Cosby allegedly gave her a pill and a glass of red wine. She recalls that when she woke up the next morning, "I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," USA Today reports.
She further said that the last thing she could recall was Cosby "in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."
Dickinson said that she wrote about the incident in her 2002 autobiography, "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel", but Cosby and his lawyers pressurized her and publisher HarperCollins to eliminate the details from the book. Dickinson stressed that her new account is a "true story".
Till now, more than a dozen have come out to publically testify against the 77-year-old comedian.
The allegations started flowing in since 2005. A civil lawsuit, stating that Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted a woman at his home, was filed against him. Cosby had denied the allegations at that time. The case was settled before it went to trial.
But now, years later, victims have started giving accounts of their experiences with the actor. According to the Associated Press, even though Cosby remains silent on the issue his lawyer calls the new allegations "discredited".