US mannequin ‘wished to punch’ Invoice Cosby after alleged rape

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The previous mannequin claims Mr Cosby raped her throughout an encounter in his resort room in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Former US mannequin Janice Dickinson has confronted comic Invoice Cosby in courtroom, alleging he drugged and raped her in a resort room in 1982.

She “wished to punch him within the face” after the alleged assault and was left in bodily ache, she instructed the courtroom.

Mr Cosby is dealing with a second trial on allegations he drugged and sexually assaulted a former colleague, and has been accused by greater than 50 ladies.

The choose has allowed 5 ladies to take the stand in the course of the retrial.

Mr Cosby, 80, is barely criminally accused of assaulting one girl – former Temple college worker Andrea Constand – as a result of statute of limitation legal guidelines.

However Decide Steven O’Neill has dominated that 5 different accusers can function “prior dangerous acts” witnesses, which the prosecution says will set up a sample of misconduct.

“I wished to hit him, wished to punch him within the face,” Ms Dickinson, 63, instructed the courtroom in Norristown, Pennsylvania. “I felt anger, was humiliated, disgusted, ashamed.”

Ms Dickinson, who was 27 on the time, stated she had flown from Bali to satisfy the well-known comic at a resort room in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, after he promised to assist together with her appearing and singing aspirations.

The previous actuality tv star testified Mr Cosby provided her a blue tablet that he stated would assist with discomfort from menstrual cramps.

“He smelled like cigars and espresso and his physique odour,” she stated. “I could not transfer, I felt like I used to be rendered immobile.”

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“Right here was America’s dad on prime of me, fortunately married man with 5 youngsters and the way very, very incorrect it was,” she stated.

She stated she confronted the comic the following day concerning the incident and requested him why he did it.

He allegedly responded: “You are loopy,” she stated.

Ms Dickinson stated she didn’t go to police as a result of she thought it could destroy her profession.

Mr Cosby’s legal professionals identified she authored a memoir in 2002 that made no point out of the assault, and skim a passage during which she wrote she had by no means entered Mr Cosby’s room and took two quaaludes in her personal room.

Ms Dickinson instructed the courtroom she was suggested to go away the assault out of the ebook for authorized causes and felt pressured to take action as a result of she wanted the cash.

She added she “wasn’t below oath” when she wrote the ebook.

On Monday it emerged that Mr Cosby paid Ms Constand nearly $three.4m (£2.4m) in a civil settlement in 2006.

The host of The Cosby Present was as soon as the largest identify in US tv, synonymous with healthful household leisure, and a Hollywood trailblazer for African Individuals.

Final June, a Pennsylvania choose declared a mistrial after jurors failed to achieve a unanimous verdict.

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