FILE - In a Tuesday, March 29, 2016 file photo, model Janice Dickinson appears outside Los Angeles Superior Court after a judge ruled her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby will move forward. Dickinson, a model and reality TV star, says Cosby knocked h

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Model Janice Dickinson Tells Jury She Was Raped By Bill Cosby

April 12, 2018 - 12:48 pm
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Model Janice Dickinson told a jury that Bill Cosby raped her after giving her a pill he claimed would help her with menstrual cramps.

Dickinson is the fourth accuser to take the witness stand at Cosby's sex assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia. She told jurors Thursday she was "rendered motionless" by the pill as Cosby got on top of her in his Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room.

Dickinson was 27 at the time and says she felt vaginal pain. After waking up the next morning, she says she noticed semen between her legs.

Prosecutors are calling Dickinson and other accusers to the witness stand to show the 80-year-old comedian has a history of drugging and molesting women.

Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He says it was consensual. His first trial ended in a hung jury.

Before Dickinson took the stand, Cosby's lawyer tried to raise doubts about a woman's allegation that he knocked her out with pills and raped her in 1982.

Janice Baker-Kinney testified at Cosby's sexual assault retrial outside Philadelphia.

During cross examination Thursday, defense lawyer Tom Mesereau suggested she was motivated to distort the facts of a fun evening when she heard about a possible $100 million windfall from Cosby.

Baker-Kinney is one of five additional accusers prosecutors are calling to the stand to show that Cosby had a history of drugging and molesting women. He's charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He says it was consensual.