UPDATE: NBC just killed Bill Cosby’s comeback show.
In Janice Dickinson’s 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel, she wrote about how she had an uncomfortable and creepy meeting with Bill Cosby in Lake Tahoe in the early 80s. Janice told Entertainment Tonight last night that her meeting with Bill Cosby was more than just uncomfortable and creepy. She says that he drugged and raped her. Janice wrote about it in the first draft of her autobiography, but after her publisher HarperCollins got a copy of it and it went through fact checking, Bill Cosby’s lawyers did what they do: they pressured HarperCollins to take a Magic Eraser to that part of Janice’s book. So she says she was forced to leave that part out.
Ever since Hannibal Buress pulled the Bill Cosby rape allegations from out under the rug, accusers have come forward to tell their story, so Janice felt like it’s time for her to let it be known that America’s so-called beloved TV father of the 80s assaulted her too. Janice says that in 1982, she was in Bali after spending some time in rehab and Bill Cosby called her and offered to fly her to Lake Tahoe, CA to talk about how he can help her with her career. Janice went and after they had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Bill gave her some wine and a pain pill, which she asked for because she was having period cramps. Janice says she blacked out and woke up the next morning with her pajamas off and it was obvious that she was raped. The last thing Janice remembers before blacking out is Bill Cosby getting on top of her.
Janice never went to the cops and never confronted Bill Cosby about it. Of course, after Entertainment Tonight aired their interview with Janice last night, some people screamed, “She’s Janice Dickinson! She’s doing it for attention!” Janice’s story does match up with what Bill Cosby’s other accusers, Barbra Bowman and Joan Tarshis, have said and she alluded to it in her book. Janice says that she’s telling the truth and believes the other 14 women who have accused Bill of assault. Janice says that the alleged assault fucked her up.
“I’m doing this because it’s the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story. I believe all the other women.
Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issues with this incident has drove me into a life of trying to hurt myself because I didn’t have counsel and I was afraid. I was afraid of the consequences. I was afraid of being labeled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place.”
On Sunday, Bill Cosby’s lawyer said they weren’t going to “dignify” all the accusations with a comment. But last night, Cosby’s lawyer Marty Singer released a letter to The Wrap where he said that Janice Dickinson is lying and Cosby was never contacted by HarperCollins about that passage in her book. Marty Singer says that Janice contradicted herself in her book and in a 2002 interview with The New York Observer when she said that Cosby “blew her off” because she refused to have sex with him after dinner.
Because this story doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon and I’m sure more accusers will come out, Netflix has stepped away from Cosby. Netflix was supposed to premiere a Bill Cosby comedy special during the Thanksgiving holiday, but they yanked those plans and only said that they’re “postponing” the launch right now. Bill Cosby is working on a show for NBC, so there’s a good chance that the peacock will also tiptoe away from him.
If all that isn’t enough to make you want to pound your head against the wall 10 times and go to the freezer to get a tub of ice cream (DON’T TOUCH THE PUDDING POPS! THROW THOSE IN THE TRASH!) before going back to bed, this might do the trick. Human dunce cap, Don Lemon of CNN, interviewed one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims, Joan Tarshis, and he really went for that Peabody Award by asking an excellent question. Diane Sawyer and Charlie Rose, take note. This is how a journalist journalisms.
Joan claims that Bill Cosby forced her to perform oral and so a broken light bulb popped up over Don Lemon’s head and he asked, “4 Y dideNt u jest bite hiz dik, Joan?” via Media Matters:
Don: Can I ask you this, because — and please, I don’t mean to be crude, OK?
Don: Because I know some of you — and you said this last night, that he — you lied to him and said “I have an infection, and if you rape me, or if you do — if you have intercourse with me, then you will probably get it and give it to your wife.”
Don: And you said he made you perform oral sex.
Don: You — you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.
Joan: Oh. Um, I was kind of stoned at the time, and quite honestly, that didn’t even enter my mind. Now I wish it would have.
Don: Right. Meaning the using of the teeth, right?
Joan: Yes, that’s what I’m thinking you’re —
Don: As a weapon.
Joan: Yeah, I didn’t even think of it.
DIM LEMON STRIKES AGAIN! Yes, because if she did bite Bill Cosby’s dick while drugged, he totally would’ve stopped and bibby bobber bozzy bapped away. He wouldn’t have beat her senselessly or anything. If she did commence the “using of the teeth” on Bill Cosby and did get beat in the head, Don probably would’ve asked her why she didn’t train with a ninja sensei years beforehand so she could’ve subdued Cosby with her legs.
And of course, Twitter turned this lemon into LOLade with the hashtag #DonLemonReporting.