Former supermodel Janice Dickinson, who is among the more than 30 women who have accused Bill Cosby of drugging them and sexually assaulting them, is now suing the comedian for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, Entertainment Tonightreports.
When Dickinson came forward with her claims against Cosby last November, Cosby's lawyer released a statement saying "Janice Dickinson's story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a lie." In her lawsuit, Dickinson stands by her original statement, calls Cosby's response "false," and claims that being called a liar "re-victimized her."
"I was drugged and raped - drugged and raped - by Bill Cosby," Dickinson tells ET. "And the fact that he and his spokespeople have called me a liar, referring to remarks that I've made, it's just not correct. I want to fight this. I'm not being paid anything monetarily to do this, it's just the right thing to do."
Dickinson is reportedly requesting a jury trial and an unspecified amount of money. According to her lawsuit, Cosby's statement was "written and published with the goal of making Ms. Dickinson an object of ridicule, contempt, hatred or disgrace, and to bring her public and personal humiliation."
Earlier this month, three of Cosby's other accusers filed a lawsuit against him for defamation.