In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, supermodel Janice Dickinson has spoken for the first time about an alleged sexual assault at the hands of Bill Cosby.
Dickinson said the incident took place in 1982, when she was 27 years old. "I was on a job in Bali, in Indonesia, and he called," she told ET. "The conversation was — to the best of my recollection — 'you need to get to Lake Tahoe because I'll be performing there, and I wanna offer you that job we talked about, as well as helping you out with that singing career.'"
According to her statement, Dickinson was in her hotel room with Cosby when he gave her a glass of red wine and a pill. "The next morning I woke up and I wasn't wearing my pajamas. I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man...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."
This is the first time Dickinson has spoken of the incident. But, now, she says — as more and more women come forward with similar stories — she knows it's "the right thing to do." When asked in the on-camera interview what she would say if she met Cosby face-to-face, Dickinson said plainly: "How dare you...Go fuck yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot."
Allegations of drugging and sexual assault have swirled around the comedian for years, with rumors of out-of-court settlements and gag orders, but they've recently resurfaced with more force. Artist Barbara Bowman wrote about her experience in the Washington Post last month. Publicist Joan Tarshis provided graphic details to CNN. And, comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a "serial rapist" in his stand-up routine.
ET provided a brief clip of Dickinson's interview, which you can see below. Sadly, we're sure this story is still developing.