Janice Dickinson Got Paid By Bill Cosby’s Insurance Company After They Decided To Settle Her Defamation Suit
Janice Dickinson originally accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her back in 2014 when she revealed that in her book No Lifeguard On Duty, she wanted to write about the incident but her publisher was pressured by Cosby to not publish the story. What went to print was Janice saying he was a creep to her, and what she revealed later was that it was full-blown sexual assault. Well Janice testified at his trial about the alleged abuse saying she wanted to punch his ass, and she had also previously taken things further and sued Bill Cosby for defamation. Well now we know the result of that all these years later, and it’s turned out well for Miss Janice. She got herself a nice check from Bill Cosby’s insurance company, and surprisingly, he’s not happy about it.
TMZ says that Bill Cosby is pissed. Not about the whole going to prison thing–he loves that–but he’s pissed at his insurance company who decided that they were going to settle a lawsuit with Janice. Janice Dickinson was suing Bill Cosby’s lawyer for defamation, saying he slandered her when he said she was lying about Cosby sexually assaulting her–claiming that the remarks were made because Cosby told him to. Cosby really did not want to pay her and fought the lawsuit, but his insurance company has decided to throw in the towel.
I guess after the guy who gets accused of drugging and raping women goes to jail for drugging and raping women it’s hard to go to court and act like he would never have drugged and raped Janice Dickinson. So AIG, Cosby’s insurer, decided to settle with Janice rather than go to court and potentially lose out on even more money–despite Cosby’s “strong objections”. Cosby still claims the lawsuit was bullshit and he never wanted his lawyer to call her a liar, says his spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt.
This is the third case which AIG has settled in the last few months all of which came at Cosby’s objections. Cosby’s team thinks this shows the insurer’s bad faith and thinks they are “robbing Mr. Cosby of the opportunity to clear his name in a court of law.” So guys, he was found guilty. He is in prison. There is no “clearing his name” that ship has sailed. And yet still, Cosby’s legal team says he’s confident that if gone to trial, a jury would have agreed with him.
Meanwhile, Janice herself gave a statement about the decision:
“It’s been over four years of being labeled a liar and shamed by Cobsy, living beneath my potential and having my work dried up due to the lies he told about me. Thankfully, Lisa Bloom has brought justice into my life by her tireless, dogged persistence fighting for my life. Truthfully, a settlement is a victory and certainly a measure of justice and helps me sleep better, but in reality nothing can ever erase the experience and memories of an assault.”
You can see her full statement on TMZ.
Janice’s lawyer Lisa Bloom said that Janice got a “very large settlement amount” but can’t say the exact amount. She can, however, talk as much shit as she wants about Bill Cosby, as the settlement does not include any limit on anything other than the amount.
Good for Janice. Lord knows she probably made more off of Bill Cosby’s insurance company than she ever would getting cast on Dancing With The Stars or whatever other opportunities she’s claiming “dried up”. Well now Janice is free to appear on the next season of Ex On The Beach or whatever other reality show opportunity is now again wide open for her.