Janice Dickinson 'Disgusted' Over Bill Cosby's Standing Ovation Following Assault Allegations
Bill Cosby performed in the Bahamas on Thursday night amid an avalanche of sexual assault accusations. Despite the headlines, the comedian received a small standing ovation from the audience. Today, one of his accusers, Janice Dickinson, gave her reaction to the audience's warm welcome.
Cosby's comedy shows scheduled at Las Vegas' Treasure Island Hotel on Nov. 28 and the Diamond Desert Casino in Tucson, Arizona on Feb. 15 were canceled, but he was still scheduled to perform his sold-out show Nov. 21 at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida.
On Tuesday, Dickinson gave detailed allegations of how in 1982 she claims Cosby sexually assaulted her after a dinner in Lake Tahoe.
Since Dickinson spoke to ET, Carla Ferrigno, Lou Ferrigno's wife, has also come forward with her own allegations against Cosby, saying that he "forcibly kissed her" in the 1960s.
Cosby has never been charged in any criminal case regarding any of these accusations, and his attorney Marty Singer responded to Ferrigno's allegations in a statement to ET.
"This continuing pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous, with a purported 'forceful kiss' at a party in 1967, nearly 50 years ago, being treated as a current 'news story' and grossly mischaracterized as a 'sexual assault,'" said Singer. "This is utter nonsense. People coming out of nowhere with this sort of inane yarn is what happens in a media-driven feeding frenzy."
Dickinson recently gave a photo to TMZ that she alleges shows Cosby moments before she claims he raped her. Dickinson described what it felt like to look at the photos again after all these years.
"It took me back to the time and the agony and the anguish that I went through before I was raped," Dickinson told ET's Nancy O'Dell. "I collapsed. I just stuffed it [down] for so many years. I went into isolation. I left New York because of this and I moved to Italy. I moved to Milan several months afterwards, because I handed my crown to Cindy Crawford at the time. I didn't want to go back to New York, because I didn't want to run into him."
According to Dickinson she took the photo because she's "a photographer and [she] took pictures of famous people."
"I have not received a dime or one red cent from ET at all for this interview," Dickinson continued. "I'm not looking for fame - I certainly have it. I'm not looking to be back on television. The real reason is just, women that have been raped by Cosby, it's now time to come forward and tell your story."
Cosby's attorney Singer released this statement to ET earlier this week:
"Janice Dickinson's story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a lie. There is a glaring contradiction between what she is claiming now for the first time and what she wrote in her own book and what she told the media back in 2002. Ms. Dickinson did an interview with the New York Observer in September 2002 entitled 'Interview With a Vamp' completely contradicting her new story about Mr. Cosby. That interview a dozen years ago said 'she didn't want to go to bed with him and he blew her off.' Her publisher HarperCollins can confirm that no attorney representing Mr. Cosby tried to kill the alleged rape story (since there was no such story) or tried to prevent her from saying whatever she wanted about Bill Cosby in her book. The only story she gave 12 years ago to the media and in her autobiography was that she refused to sleep with Mr. Cosby and he blew her off. Documentary proof and Ms. Dickinson's own words show that her new story about something she now claims happened back in 1982 is a fabricated lie."