Bill Cosby's Attorney: Janice Dickinson is ‘Lying' About Assault

An attorney for Bill Cosby slammed Janice Dickinson Wednesday, calling the model and TV host a liar following her accusations that the comedian assaulted her 22 years ago.

"Janice [Dickinson's] story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a complete lie," Marty Singer, Cosby's attorney, said in a statement. "There is documentary proof that Janice Dickinson is fabricating and lying about Bill Cosby."

The statement comes a day after an "Entertainment Tonight" interview with Dickinson aired. During the conversation, she said Cosby assaulted her in 1982 in Lake Tahoe, California, where he was appearing at the time.

She told the TV newsmagazine that she wrote about the assault in her 2002 autobiography, "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel," but that Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details.

In the memoir, Dickinson described stopping herself at Cosby's hotel room door when he invited her in after dinner, claiming exhaustion.

During the "Entertainment Tonight" interview Tuesday, Dickinson said Cosby had given her a pill for stomach pains, along with red wine, while in a Lake Tahoe hotel room.

"The next morning I woke up and I wasn't wearing my pajamas and I remembered before I passed out I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she said

Dickinson's claims surfaced weeks after Hannibal Buress, another comic, called Cosby a "rapist" during a Philadelphia performance. Two other women have emerged as accusers, including Barbara Bowman, who wrote an online Washington Post piece.

But Singer insisted Dickinson is making the whole thing up.

"The only story she gave 12 years ago in her autobiography as well as her interview with the media was that she refused to sleep with Mr. Cosby and he blew her off," he said.  "You can confirm with Harper Collins that she never claimed Mr. Cosby raped her, that no attorney representing Bill Cosby tried to kill the story (since there was no such story) and no one tried to prevent anything she wanted to say about Bill Cosby in her book."

"She did an interview with the New York Observer in September 2002 entitled 'Interview with the Vamp' completely contradicting her story," he added.

Cosby, 77, who was never criminally charged in any case, settled a civil suit in 2006 with another woman over an alleged incident two years before.

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