Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation Over Rape Allegation

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According to Dickinson's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court, Cosby "publicly branded her a liar" in retaliation for a 2014 TV interview she gave that detailed the alleged 1982 assault.

Janice Dickinson has sued Bill Cosby for defamation, claiming the comedian falsely accused her of fabricating the story that he drugged and raped her in 1982.

According to Dickinson's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court, Cosby "publicly branded her a liar" in retaliation for a 2014 TV interview she gave, detailing the alleged 1982 assault.

"The next morning, I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she told Entertainment Tonight in November. "Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me."

Cosby's attorney Martin Singer responded to the interview with a statement to the media, calling Dickinson's story "an outrageous defamatory lie" and "completely fabricated."

In her lawsuit, Dickinson claims Cosby, via his attorney, tried to discredit her "with the intent and effect of revictimizing her and destroying the professional reputation she's spent decades building."

She's suing for unspecified damages.

 

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