Bill Cosby defense challenges Janice Dickinson


In day four of Bill Cosby's retrial for accusations of sexual assault, supermodel and reality TV star Janice Dickinson took the stand in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday to testify against the comedian. I wanted to hit him. "I wanted to punch him in the face", she said.

"I remember his breath, I remember the taste of his kiss".

Model Janice Dickinson has told a United States jury that Bill Cosby raped her in 1982 after giving her a pill he claimed would ease her menstrual cramps but instead left her immobilised. The former director of operations for the basketball team at Temple University claims that she looked up to Cosby as a mentor, only to find herself incapacitated one night at the comedian's home in suburban Philadelphia after taking blue pills he offered. When she wakened the subsequent morning she mentioned she seen semen between her legs.

Ms Dickinson said she did not go to police because she thought it would destroy her career.

Judge Steven O'Neill announced Thursday that Constand would be the prosecution's next witness after Lise-Lotte Lublin stepped down after more than two hours of testimony on Day 4 of the trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA. Lublin was the last of five accusers allowed to testify as part of the prosecution's attempt to show a common pattern or scheme to Cosby's interaction with Constand.

Her full statement has Cosby "touching my stomach and genital area", while the NY piece says only "he was touching my stomach".

"It's all a fabrication there because I wanted the paycheck", Dickinson said, repeatedly invoking "poetic license" to feed and educate her children.

Over dinner, he allegedly handed her a blue pill, which she thought would ease menstrual cramps, but left her dizzy and "out of it".

They went to a room, and she began to feel lightheaded and couldn't get the right words out, she testified. Cosby then assaulted her, touching her breast and rubbing himself against her leg, Lasha said.

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Dickinson, 27 at the time, said Cosby looked at her "like I was crazy" when she confronted him about what had happened. They each shared their run-ins with Cosby from the 1980s, all involving the comedian giving them drugs that rendered them either unconscious or unable to move while the comedian molested or raped them.

"I kind of trusted him as America's Dad", Lublin said. "I felt anger, was humiliated, disgusted, ashamed".

"I passed out after he entered me".

"It was gross", she said.

When she woke up, she was sore and remembers her pajamas were halfway off, she testified.

Mesereau then accused her of misleading Sylvester Stallone by telling him she was pregnant with his child while the couple dated, before trying to paint her as a serial user of cocaine and pills.

Dickinson rebutted that she "wasn't under oath" when she wrote No Lifeguard.

Dickinson had told of the alleged assault on Entertainment Tonight in 2014.

On cross-examination Thursday, defense attorney Mesereau questioned why Baker-Kinney waited to come forward until 2015, after lawyer Gloria Allred proposed that Cosby use his vast resources to compensate accusers.

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"You tell a very different tale in this book from what you describe today", Mesereau said. She was a 24-year-old casino bartender in Reno when she says Cosby gave her pills she suspected to be quaaludes and had sex with her.

She said she wrote about the assault in her 2002 autobiography, but Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove details.

Asked how Cosby was holding up, Wyatt said, "Mr. Cosby's great". Thomas and Lublin said they didn't even drink.

Cosby offered her what appeared to be pain medication but Dickinson said she later became light-headed at which point Cosby "got on top of her".

She vaguely remembers walking down a hallway of a hotel suite, she said.

As for Allred and the attention she invites, Lasha and Baker-Kinney both said they had neither paid nor been paid by her. Baker-Kinney said she had "no clue" about the $100 million fund; Lasha, asked about whether she was filmed for the new Netflix documentary Seeing Allred, replied, "I don't even have Netflix". "I don't know what it was, but I believe I know what it was".

Judge O'Neill allowed only one other accuser, Kelly Johnson, to testify in Cosby's first trial a year ago, and her testimony was partially undermined by her imprecision about when her alleged encounter with Cosby happened.

Bliss also targeted Lublin's memory. He's charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. I knew the lawyers at HarperCollins weren't going to risk it.

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