Former supermodel Janice Dickinson says she hid Bill Cosby assault in her memoir because she feared for her career

Janice Dickinson is one of the five women who will testify against the accused - who she said drugged her and raped her in her hotel room


                            Former supermodel Janice Dickinson says she hid Bill Cosby assault in her memoir because she feared for her career
Janice Dickinson (Source:Getty Images)

In a shocking turn of events in the sexual allegations against Bill Cosby, ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson has come forth with key information testifying against the comedian at his retrial on Thursday. 

Janice Dickinson, 63, walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse in a break from testifying on the fourth day of the sexual assault retrial (Getty Images)

 

She has reportedly revealed that she had lied in her 2002 memoir 'No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel' because she was told that the reveal would ruin her career. "It’s all a fabrication there because I wanted the paycheck for my kids," said Dickinson, testifying at the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was testifying against a charge against Cosby that says that he sexually assaulted a former basketball coach at the Temple University back in 2004.

She testified confirming that the sexual assault that she went through had to be skipped in the book when her publisher, Judith Regan, warned her that it could leave her career unhinged.

Janice Dickinson is one of the five women who will testify against the accused. She was there to weigh in on the main accuser Andrea Constand's case and revealed what really happened that fateful day in 1982 when she met Bill Cosby in a Lake Tahoe hotel room - she said that he drugged and raped her.

"Here was 'America's Dad' on top of me ― a happily married man with five children. And I remember thinking how wrong it was ― how very, very wrong," she said testifying against the accused. The ghostwritten book when cross-examined by Cosby's lawyer Tom Mesereau, she said, "They weren’t there! And you weren’t there! And I’m telling the real story! I put my hand on the Bible and I swore. I wasn’t under oath when I wrote the book."

On Wednesday, in a similar testimony, Chelan Lasha, told the court how the comedian had drugged and assaulted her when she was 17 in Las Vegas in 1986, just 4 years after the incident with Dickinson.