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Emotional Janice Dickinson Says Bill Cosby 'Raped Me... I Was Embarrassed'
Following up on her claims that Bill Cosby attacked her in 1982, famed model Janice Dickinson spoke to CNN about the incident, this time emphatically stating, "He is a monster and...he raped me."
Dickinson says that, after a stint in drug and alcohol rehab, she met with Cosby in Lake Tahoe. She thought they were meeting about job opportunities for her. She recalled to CNN's Fredericka Whitfield, "I was alone with him. I had menstrual cramp —he said 'I have something for that" and he gave me a pill.'.. When I started to black out I had a Polaroid camera on me—I took several photographs. I just remember having him on me in my room the next morning." (TMZ published the Polaroids showing Cosby in a patchwork robe.)
"'I remember waking up and that he —there was a lot of pain downstairs. There was semen all over me and my pajama bottoms were off and the top was open," Dickinson said. "I just packed up and I got the hell out of there. I remember being extremely angry that I had been violated—I remember feeling disgusted at him, but I was disgusted at myself. I should have reported it to the Nevada police. I had crystal clear memory of this entire incident, of this rape."
However, Dickinson points out that Cosby was and "probably still is" a very powerful man, "I trusted this man. I stuffed it. I compartmentalized it because … I was embarrassed." While crying, she said, "I'm strong and I'm gonna stand on my two feet. I'm gonna tell my side of the story and it's not going to end here."
As for what she wants, Dickinson pointedly said, "I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, that he is a monster and that he has raped me."
Yesterday, Cosbyresigned from the board of trusteesat Temple University, where he has served since 1982 and has been a major donor. In a statement, he said, "I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation."