Janice Dickinson Takes Stand At Bill Cosby Retrial, Delivers Intense Testimony


Not long before reality TV star and former model Janice Dickinson says Bill Cosby raped her, back in 1984, she snapped a picture of the iconic entertainer in a hotel in Lake Tahoe.

The morning after the alleged rape, Dickinson said she woke up in her own hotel room, mostly unclothed, and was sore between her legs.

"Do you want to explain what happened last night, because that wasn't cool", Dickinson told Cosby at the time, according to her testimony, CNN reported. "I wanted to punch him in the face", Dickinson said.

'Here was America's dad on top of me, a happily married man with five children and I remember how wrong it was, how very, very wrong it was, ' she said.

Type Janice Dickinson, walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse Whilst on a Rest from testifying against celebrity and comic Bill Cosby through the fourth day of his sexual assault Re-trial case in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 12, 2018.

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 is using the women's testimony to show an alleged pattern of abuse by Cosby.

The woman at the centre of a sexual assault case against Bill Cosby has testified he gave her three blue pills at his home near Philadelphia in 2004 that rendered her incapable of fending off an attack by the man once known as "America's Dad".

When it was Mesereau's turn to cross-examine Dickinson, the intensity of the courtroom ratcheted up.

Looking back on the first day of her nightmarish trip with Cosby, the supermodel said she remembered having dinner with him and music director Stu B. Gardener before following the actor to his room. Dickinson said that's where she started to get cramps, and that's when Cosby produced a little blue pill.

Mesereau responded: "So you made things up to get a pay cheque?"

"Cosby said, 'I have something for that, ' " Dickinson testified.

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The former Temple University women's basketball executive says Cosby drugged and molested her in 2004, when he was a powerful trustee at the school.

Dickinson noted that she then felt "vaginal pain" and passed out when Cosby allegedly entered her. She sipped the tea, took the top of the muffin and drove herself home. All but Constand's case were too old to be prosecuted, and Cosby's first trial ended in a mistrial in June because of a deadlocked jury.

'I didn't consent to this.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand and the other women have done. "I wasn't under oath when I wrote that book".

"I don't lie, sir, don't call me a liar", Dickinson said.

Janice Dickinson admitted to fabricating stories about her encounter with Bill Cosby in her memoir, No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel.

Prosecutors are calling Dickinson and other accusers to the witness stand to show the 80-year-old comedian has a history of drugging and molesting women. "Today, I'm on a sworn Bible... to tell my true story".

"They'll help take the edge off.'" Constand asked if she should put them under her tongue, like the herbal remedies they'd discussed. She wanted to work with cancer patients and planned to enrol in a school in her native Canada.

Mesereau presented excerpts from Dickinson's three books in which she describes scenes in the 1970s and '80s where heavy drug use and promiscuous sex were common, including wild party scenes at the NY discotheque Studio 54. But he didn't respond, she said.

"Were you able to verbalize and tell him to stop?" state prosecutor Kristen Feden asked Constand.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt described the women as the supporting cast for chief accuser Andrea Constand.

Dickinson told jurors she wanted to include details about the assault, but wound up telling a highly sanitized version in which there was no sex at all, let alone a rape, because her publisher told her the legal department would never let the allegations against Cosby make it to print.