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Cosby assaulted me, says model Janice

FORMER supermodel Janice Dickinson has claimed comedian Bill Cosby raped her as a teenager.

The TV star, who featured on America's Next Top Model and Big Brother, says the attack happened in a hotel room in 1982.

Janice says her agent set up a meeting between the pair to be featured on The Bill Cosby Show.

The comedian (inset) reportedly invited Janice to join him in Lake Tahoe to discuss her career.

Dickinson says they had dinner there and she drank a glass of red wine with a pill to help her menstrual cramps and says she woke up naked.

"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pyjamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she told Entertainment Tonight. "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 pyjamas off."

She has previously spoken about her disgust for Cosby, even mentioning an uncomfortable meeting with him in Tahoe in the 1980s in her autobiography, Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel.

But Janice said that she has never spoken about the sexual assault due to pressure from his and her publisher's lawyers.

The model is the 15th woman to allege Mr Cosby raped them.

On Sunday, Joan Tarshis has claimed she was sexually assaulted by the star when she was an aspiring actress in 1969.

She appeared on CNN with Don Lemon on Tuesday night, where she revealed she did not go to police because she did not think officers would believe her over "Mr America".

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