“It Happened To Me” Janice Dickinson Talks Being Sexually Assaulted By Bill Cosby
If you’ve read Janice Dickinson’s autobiography, you may already know that she’s spoken about Bill Cosby sexually assaulting her.
And now that the allegations have resurfaced, and more and more women are coming forward, with similar stories, Janice Dickinson sat down with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier to explain what happened to her back in 1982 with Dr. Cosby.
“In 1982, I was on a job in Bali, in Indonesia. And he called. And the conversation, to the best of my recollection, ‘You need to get to Lake Tahoe because I’ll be performing there and I want to offer you that job we talked about. As well as helping you with a singing career I hear you’re trying to do.’
When I arrived at Lake Tahoe, Bill was performing at the venue and then after dinner, in my room he’d given me wine and a pill. 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.
Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby…uh…in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me.”
Then Janice explains why she’s coming forward, again, to tell this story.
“I’ll tell you why. I’m doing this because it’s the right thing to do. It happened to me and this is the true story.”
Good for Janice having the courage to relive what must have been a very traumatic moment in her life. As sad of a commentary as this is, people don’t often believe certain issues are indeed problematic or that people have pure motives for coming forward, until there’s a celebrity’s face attached to it.
You can watch the full piece of her interview in the video below.