While most media outlets published Dickinson allegations without questions, IM reported that her story contained glaring loose ends that strained her credibility.
Now well-known Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer is on the attack on behalf of the 77-year-old comedian, asserting that Dickinson’s claims are a complete fabrication.
In bombshell interview on “Entertainment Tonight,” Dickenson said Cosby offered her some wine and a pill after she complain of menstrual cramps. While semi-conscious from the combination, she says he raped her.
“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,” she said.
“The last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me,” said Dickinson, who was 27 at the time.
Dickinson doesn’t explain how Cosby ended up in her hotel room in Lake Tahoe wearing just a bathrobe and why she let him in her room wearing just her pajamas after she said they had just finished having dinner.
It seems inconceivable that Cosby would show up at her room wearing a bathrobe and carrying a bottle of wine. And that she would let him in.
What’s more, there is no mention of the incident in her 2002 memoir “No Lifeguard on Duty.” Dickenson says her publisher HarperCollins removed the account under pressure from Cosby’s lawyers.
But Singer insists that her account is pure fiction.
“Janice’s story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a complete lie. There is documentary proof that Janice Dickinson is fabricating and lying about Bill Cosby,” said Singer without elaborating on the “documentary proof.”
Singer pointed to an account in her memoir where she says she refused his sexual overtures and he blew her off while she was standing outside his hotel room.
“You can confirm with HarperCollins that she never claimed Mr. Cosby raped her, that no attorney representing Bill Cosby tried to kill the story (since there was no such story) and no one tried to prevent anything she wanted to say about Bill Cosby in her book,” said Singer.
Dickinson, however, is only one of several women who have come forward and recounted similar tales of alcohol, pills and sexual assault. Actress and former protege Barbara Bowman and publicist Jan Tarshis, went public over the weekend.
As many as 13 other women were willing to testify at a trial, later settled out of court, involving yet another woman who claimed Cosby assaulted her.
The wave of allegations caused Netflix to postpon the premiere Cosby’s comedy special, “Bill Cosby 77” but NBC confirmed today (Nov. 19) that a proposed new sitcom starring Cosby is still under development.
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