Dickinson, 59, told Entertainment Tonight that Cosby, 77, raped her in 1982 following discussions of landing her a role on The Cosby Show. The former American's Next Top Modeljudge said she met with Cosby in Lake Tahoe, where Cosby gave her a glass of red wine and a pill to help ease menstrual cramps.
"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," Dickinson said. "Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen between my legs."
Dickinson allegedly tried to write about the assault in her 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but Cosby's legal team pressured her and publisher Harper Collins to remove it from the book. "Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issue with this incident has drove me into a life of trying to hurt myself because I didn't have counsel and I was afraid," she said. "I was afraid of the consequences. I was afraid of being labedled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place."
Dickinson's story follows the claims of two other women who have come forward in the last weekto accuse Cosby of rape. Barbara Bowman wrote an op-ed piece last week for The Washington Post detailing an incident with Cosby in 1985, and on Sunday, publicist Joan Tarshis claimed she was raped by Cosby in 1969. Ever since comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist in a stand-up performance last month, women have come forward to tell their stories. Prior to Buress' remarks, Cosby settled out of court with a woman who claimed he raped. Court documents from the case referred to 13 other women who alleged similar experiences with Cosby. However, these women never testified.
But Dickinson had a few words for Cosby himself. "How dare you," she said. "Go f--- yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot."
Watch a clip from Dickinson's interview here: