The second of the five women called as a witness for the prosecution in the Bill Cosby retrial has accused Cosby directly from the witness stand in an emotionally charged address.
In the midst of testifying that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her when she was just 17 and an aspiring model in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chelan Lasha, looked toward Cosby and said: ‘You remember don’t you Mr Cosby?’
Cosby did not react.
The courtroom gasped as the weeping witness held a handkerchief to her face 40 minutes into her testimony during which she alleged that Cosby not only assaulted her but made a threatening phone call afterwards in which he told her, ‘People who talk too much can be quieted’.
Moments later, after Judge Steven T O’Neill had dismissed the jury, Lasha tearfully apologized to the court. O’Neill told her she did not need to.
Defense counsel Kathleen Bliss immediately moved for a mistrial, which O’Neill denied.
Lasha’s address came in the third day of Cosby’s retrial, in which he’s accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Contsand in 2004. The trial kicked off on Monday at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsyvania.
If convicted of the most serious charge of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby could face up to ten years in prison.
Bill Cosby arrives for the third day of his sexual assault retrial at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday
In the midst of testifying in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial, Chelan Lasha (pictured in a 2014 file photo) turned to address the comedian directly with an emotionally charged comment
Lasha is seen weeping as she returns to the courtroom after recess to testify against Cosby on Wednesday
Heidi Thomas arrives to testify against actor and comedian Bill Cosby during the retrial of Cosby’s sexual assault case on Wednesday
Lasha claims that Cosby contacted her when she was a young model as her stepmother worked for production company RC Warner with which Cosby was affiliated.
The 39-year-old told of how Cosby telephoned her grandmother – who raised her after her own mother went to jail – several times before calling her to meet him at the Las Vegas Hilton.
She said: ‘He said he wanted to help me with my modeling with my career.’
Lasha arrived at the hotel and was escorted to Room 3000, the Elvis Presley suite by the bellman who took her up in a private elevator.
Once there, Cosby told her to wet her hair – he wanted to see what it looked like wet.
A person who she was told was a photographer took some pictures of her and left. She was introduced to another person who came to the room and she believes was a Reiki therapist.
Left alone with Cosby she recalled she had a bad cold.
She said, ‘I kept blowing my nose and he said, ‘Here I got an antihistamine for you.’
‘And he gave me a little blue pill with a shot of Amaretto he said, ‘It will help break up the cold.’
She took the pill and and drank the drink because she said, ‘I trusted him.’
Then, she said: ‘He kept asking if I’m okay. I needed something because I was coughing so he gave me another shot.
‘He sat behind me. He was rubbing my shoulders to relax me or something. I don’t recall.’
Lasha said soon after she became ‘woozy’ and ‘bewildered’ as Cosby helped her to stand from the couch on which she was sitting and walked her into the bedroom.
Cosby speaks with his spokesman Andrew Wyatt as they head into court for the comedian’s retrial on Wednesday
Cosby’s retrial, in which he’s accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Contsand in 2004, kicked off on Monday after a nearly week-long jury selection process
She said, ‘He laid me in the bed and I couldn’t move anymore after that. He laid next to me and he kept pinching my breasts and humping my leg and then all I remember something warm hitting my leg.’
She recalled him grunting – mimicking a guttural grunt from the stand.
Then she said she remembered, ‘Waking up after him clapping my hands saying ‘Daddy says wake up. Daddy says wake up’.’
Her shorts and shirt had been removed and she was wearing a Hilton robe. She did not leave until the following day but before she did Cosby showed her a table loaded with money (she has claimed he gave her $1,500) which he gave her telling her to buy something for herself and her grandmother.
Lasha said she told her sister and her guidance counselor what had happened and, when her grandmother insisted on going to see Cosby perform, she heckled him from the crowd.
Later she claimed to have received a phone call from Cosby in which he said, ‘People who talk too much can be quieted,’ before hanging up.
Weeping, her shoulders shaking, she clutched a handkerchief and said that she had not told her grandparents because she was ‘their golden child.’
‘I was a good girl,’ she wept, ‘He took that from me.’
Before taking the stand Lasha struggled to hold back tears, breathing deeply and dabbing her eyes with a white handkerchief.
She listened as O’Neill, who had ruled that the court could hear of her past criminal conviction for giving a false statement to police, reminded jury that they must not regard the evidence as proof that the person is of bad character or prone to criminal tendencies.’
Earlier in Wednesday’s explosive day of testimony, the first of five women to be brought as witnesses for the prosecution in Bill Cosby’s retrial told the court branded the disgraced actor a ‘serial rapist’.
Cosby’s lawyers on Wednesday argued hat jurors should hear about one of the comedian’s accuser’s criminal past so they can fully assess her credibility
Cosby, right, listens to a statement by his spokesman Andrew Wyatt as he arrives for his sexual assault trial on Wednesday
Cosby’s spokesman Wyatt gave a statement to the press before heading into day three of the comedian’s sexual assault retrial
Pushed to admit that she had a personal interest in the case as defense attorney Kathleen Bliss sought to depict Heidi Thomas as a fame-seeking wannabe, Thomas declared, ‘Yes I have a personal interest. I want to see a serial rapist convicted’.
Thomas’s shock statement brought a dramatic reaction from the court and a whistle of disbelief from the gallery.
Defense attorney Kathleen Bliss, cross examining her, called for them to immediately be struck from the record and Judge Steven T O’Neill dismissed her as a witness shortly after.
On Tuesday Thomas told how she was drugged and raped across a four-day period in April 1984, when Cosby lured her to a remote ranch house in Reno, Nevada, on the promise of mentoring and coaching the aspiring actress.
She recalled ‘snapshots’ of memory in which she woke from unconsciousness to find herself on a bed with Cosby trying to force himself into her mouth.
She recalled another when she found herself with her head to the foot of the bed, Cosby’s head at the other end and heard his voice saying, ‘Your friend is going to cum again’.
She claims that she lost consciousness and all coherent memory save for such ‘snapshots’ after taking just one sip of white wine handed to her by Cosby as a ‘prop’ to help her act out the part of an intoxicated women depicted in script he had given her to cold read.
Thomas’s testimony on Tuesday had been eerily similar to that of Kelly Johnson who worked at Cosby’s agency and testified in the last trial that he drugged her after asking her to cold read the part of an intoxicated woman though she was not an actress.
Thomas testified in court on Tuesday and has to be cross-examined by the defense team on Wednesday
But on Wednesday Bliss pointed to inconsistencies in her story, omissions in the statements she had made to Cheltenham Township Police in 2014 and dates struck out and altered on the ticket jackets produced as evidence of what she described as ‘your four-day odyssey’ in Reno.
Bliss displayed the plane ticket, kept by Thomas, for the journey she claimed to have taken April 1 and pointed to the fact that the boarding pass was dated April 2.
Thomas maintained that she recalls joking with her parents that she would turn up at the airport to find it was all an April Fool’s joke.
But the date April 2 had been struck out on the ticket jacket and changed in the print out of her itinerary from that 1984 trip and Thomas could not say who had done so.
According to Bliss, ‘The ticket wasn’t altered – the ticket says April 2. Nobody struck that out, and since we don’t know who struck it out (on the jacket or stub) it affects your testimony about this four day odyssey in which you found yourself in Reno.’
Bliss also noted that Thomas did not tell the police about the presence of a cook at the ranch house where she claimed to have been assaulted over a period of four days.
Thomas said, ‘I suppose I didn’t think talking about strawberries was very important.’
Bliss countered, ‘Or leaving out a potential witness? The cook?’
Asked to describe the cook, Thomas faltered and admitted she couldn’t really beyond that she had dark hair.
On Tuesday, Thomas was the first of the five women called as witnesses for the prosecution told how she lost consciousness after one sip from a glass of wine given to her. Thomas says she awoke in a bed to find Cosby (pictured walking into court on Wednesday) trying to force himself into her mouth
Cosby greets an unidentified man as he walks into court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday
There has been heightened security at the courthouse after a protester was arrested on Monday before the start of the retrial
In her testimony on Tuesday, Thomas had admitted to recording a brief audio journal one day in Reno but that she did not mention the assault on it and subsequently destroyed the tape.
Bliss referenced this once more questioning why she did not have it when she had kept so much else for so many years.
Thomas said, ‘It was kind of hard to keep in a scrapbook so I just trashed it.’
Attempting to depict Thomas as a woman whose aspirations were disappointed and found herself replaced Bliss referred to the trip that Thomas took to St Louis in hopes, she had said, of asking Cosby questions.
Bliss pointed to a photograph taken by Thomas of a dinner at which Cosby is seen seated next to another young woman.
Bliss asked, ‘So you had to scrape together your own money to have a meeting with Mr Cosby and when you got there that’s not the way it worked out for you did it?
‘There was another young woman there with Mr Cosby [seated next to him]..She was without a better way to put it she was creating a barrier stopping you from getting to Mr Cosby.’
Bliss went onto insinuate that Thomas’s decision to speak publicly and make the allegations that she did in 2014 was motivated by a lingering hunger for fame.
She pointed to the numerous interviews she has given and an email she set up, ‘Live Your Song’ in which she solicited others to share their stories.
Thomas claimed to have no knowledge of a page on Speaker Hub in which that email is accompanied by an invitation to ‘Ask for Pricing’.
Bliss revealed that Thomas had reached out to Constand on Facebook and sent her the message, ‘I’ve got your back sister’.
When questioned once more, Thomas said, ‘Many of the interviews I was doing was because I was working in the state of Colorado to extend the state of limitations in rape from 10 to 20 years and we were successful.’
Protesters Caroline Heldman (left), Lili Bernard (center) Bird Milliken (right) and others participate in a vigil after Cosby left the courthouse on Tuesday
Judge Steven T O’Neill steps out of the courtroom as the retrial for Cosby’s sexual assault case enters the third day
Boxes of documents are wheeled into the courtroom on the third day of the retrial of Cosby’s sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse
Defense attorneys win right to have jury hear about Cosby accuser’s criminal past
Defense attorneys for Bill Cosby have succeeded in a bid to have the court hear about a the criminal past of one of the five women to be called as witnesses for the prosecution in his retrial for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.
Before the first witness of the day Judge Steven T O’Neill ruled to allow the jury to hear that Chelan Lasha pleaded guilty to making a false statement to police in Arizona in 2007.
The defense had filed the motion on Monday and associate Jaya Gupta made the case in a faltering voice today.
The crime is just outside the ten-year statute of limitations she said, but Lasha – referred to only as Witness 17 – was 38 at the time it was committed and understood the crime. The conviction, she stated, ‘bears on her veracity’.
Gupta argued, ‘We believe that the conviction bears on her veracity, her credibility and Mr Cosby is entitled to contest both as he’s confronted with this witness in light that this witness came forward to accuse Mr Cosby of sexual assault in 2014 by submitting a police report to the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department.’
Lasha claims that she met Cosby when she was just 17 and an aspiring model.
Her stepmother had sent pictures to the star and he invited her to see him perform at the Hilton in Las Vegas.
She claim that when she went to meet him she told him she had a cold and he gave her a blue pill that he said was an antihistamines – washed down with a double shot of Amaretto.
Afterwards, she has claimed, ‘I laid down. He laid down next to me on the bed and began pinching my left nipple and humping my leg while he was grunting.
‘I could not open my eyes. I couldn’t move or say anything. I felt something warm on my legs. Then I blacked out.
‘Thirteen to sixteen hours later I woke up by hearing Mr Cosby clapping his hands and saying ‘Daddy says wake up’.’
She said he gave her $1,500 – money for her to ‘buy something nice’ for herself and her grandmother’.
‘We believe that any inconsistencies in those allegations that this evidence bears on the coded valued of that evidence.’
Challenging the prosecution’s argument that this witness’s ‘prior bad acts’ were of no relevance, O’Neill said, ‘Credibility is an issue in this case. This case is about credibility’.
But although he permitted the defense to reference the crime of dishonesty he warned them that if they attempted to ‘smear’ the witness or draw inferences about her character they would be met with a ‘rebuke from the court’.
She stated that until 2014 she had told nobody about her encounter with Cosby other than her husband, her psychologist and her three daughters.
She said that she had told them each when they were an appropriate age because, ‘As a mother of daughters and as one who you could say is now a statistic it was important to me that they know if anything every happened to them they could come to and I wouldn’t …lose my mind. I would just simply say ‘Okay, we’ll go through this together.’
As for her contact with Constand she said, ‘I never would have believed I would be here. I just wanted her to know that, with everything that was being said about her and us, there was somebody out there that knew she was telling the truth.’
Also on Wednesday, Cosby’s lawyers argued in court that jurors should hear about one of the comedian’s accuser’s criminal past so they can fully assess her credibility.
Cosby lawyer Jaya Gupta told the judge on Wednesday that Chelan Lasha’s 2007 guilty plea for making a false report to Arizona law enforcement ‘bears on her veracity’.
State law bars talk of witness convictions more than a decade old, but Gupta argued Lasha’s conviction should be an exception since her allegations against Cosby date to 1986.
Assistant District Attorney Stewart Ryan argued the defense will get a chance to test Lasha’s credibility when she’s cross-examined. The judge approved the request.
Lasha is one of five additional accusers who are being allowed to testify in the retrial.
The jury has yet to hear from Janice Baker-Kinney, Janice Dickinson, Lasha and Lisa Lotte-Lublin.
Heidi Thomas accused Bill Cosby of drugging her and sexually assaulting her in 1984, during her testimony on Tuesday
Thomas (pictured in 1984) says Cosby lured her with the promise of career coaching. He had her go over dialogue for the part of an intoxicated woman, allegedly drugged her and sexually assaulted her
The jury will also hear testimony of Marguerite Margo Jackson, a woman with whom Constand worked at Temple where she was Director of Operations for the Women’s Basketball team at the time of the alleged assault.
Jackson will testify that Constand told her that she had been sexually assaulted by a famous person only to retract that statement but say that, even though she hadn’t she could claim such an assault and bring a lucrative lawsuit.
In opening statements on Tuesday, Cosby’s lawyer launched an attack on Contsand, calling her a ‘con artist’ who wanted ‘money, money and lots more money’.
Addressing the jury defense attorney Tom Mesereau set out to paint Andrea Constand as a money-grubbing opportunist with a history of financial problems; a woman not to be trusted, who viewed Cosby as a ‘big score’ and trumped up a tale of sexual assault for the sole purpose of bringing a lucrative civil suit.
‘She’s now a multimillionaire because she pulled it off,’ Mesereau said in his opening statement on Tuesday in Cosby’s retrial at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
‘She knew what to do and it worked,’ he added. ‘This was nothing about principle this was all about money.’
Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each punishable by up to ten years in prison, if found guilty.
According to Mesereau, Cosby was ‘foolish’ and he was ‘ridiculous’, but the betrayal was Constand’s of him, not he of her as argued by the prosecution.
He said, ‘Betrayal? Does it sound like Bill Cosby betrayed her? Or did she use him and then try to milk him for $3million?’
Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania
Cosby waves to people outside Montgomery County Courthouse as he walks into the building for the second day of his retrial
Following Mesereau’s powerful opening the prosecution called their first witness, Dr Barbara Ziv, a forensic psychiatrist who took the stand and was accepted by the defense and court as a qualified expert.
Questioned by Kristen Feden, Dr Ziv spoke to what she referred to as ‘Rape Myths’ – a series of erroneous beliefs commonly held about how a victim should or does behave following a sexual assault.
In Cosby’s first trial much was made of the fact that Constand did not immediately report the alleged assault, instead waiting a year to go to police.
The previous defense made great play of the continued communications between Constand and Cosby as proof that whatever happened was consensual and pointed out her inconsistencies as evidence of lack of truthfulness.
One juror from Cosby’s last trial commented that Constand had gone to Cosby’s house wearing a mesh top that showed her midriff as somehow indicative that any sexual contact was welcomed and consensual.
As far as accurate recall Dr Ziv said that it ‘just doesn’t happen’ that victims can confidently state a date for when an attack happened.
Asked what the impact of alcohol or any other intoxicant would be in respect of all that Dr Ziv had outlined she said, ‘Take everything I’ve said and double it’.
In cross examination Kathleen Bliss sought to tease out admissions from Dr Ziv that all the behaviors she had cited as ‘normal’ in cases of sexual assault – inconsistent statements, delayed disclosure and continued contact with the alleged attacker – would also be ‘normal’ if nothing had happened at all and the accuser were a liar.
Cosby’s retrial was originally scheduled to take place last November but a complete re-shake of the disgraced actor’s defense team saw that pushed to April 2018
Cosby adjusted his tie and spokesman Andrew Wyatt held his cane before heading into Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Monday morning
Bliss said, ‘So you’re saying inconsistent statements can be made by a true victim of sexual assault just like they can be made by a liar… delayed disclosure can be made by a true victim of sexual assault in the same way they can be made by a liar.’
Turning to Ziv’s statement that interaction between the accuser and the perpetrator after the fact Bliss pointed out, ‘And if nothing ever happened there could also be a sustained relationship’.
To which Zivv replied, ‘Obviously’.
District Attorney Kevin Steele set out his case against Cosby in his own opening statement on Monday, saying the case is about ‘trust and betrayal’.
Steele also spoke of Constand’s 2006 civil case with Cosby, and stated the amount paid by the comedian to Constand – on condition of non-disclosure – was $3,380,000.
He continued: ‘When I talk about trust I talk about trust that was built over time… Between the defendant and the relationship that he built with the woman you will meet.
Cosby stands accused on three counts of aggravated sexual assault against Andrea Constand, 44, in January 2004.
Back then, prosecution allege, Constand took three blue pills, lost consciousness and was guided to a sofa when visiting Cosby’s home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.
Constand claims that she awoke to feel Cosby’s finger inside her and that he took her hand and placed it on his penis.
She later awoke around 4am, her clothes disheveled, alone on the sofa.
Steele warned the jurors that Constand’s testimony would be ‘snapshots’.
He reminded them that Constand’s memory was impaired and that Cosby himself has admitted to giving her three ‘friends’. He told law enforcement that the ‘friends’ were Benadryl and that he himself used Benadryl to help him relax.
A topless protestor wearing body paint is arrested by police officer as Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the first day of his sexual assault retrial on Monday
Protestors demonstrate outside of the Montgomery County Courthouse after the arrival of Cosby for the first day of his sexual assault retrial
‘We are not conceding that this was Benadryl,’ Steele said pointedly – the judge has yet to rule on whether or not sections of the deposition given by Cosby in 2005 and 2006 as part of a civil suit brought by Constand in which he spoke about giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to sleep with will be permitted into evidence.
Steele urged the jury to pay attention not to the inconsistencies or gaps in Constand’s memory but to the similarities between her account of that night and Cosby’s own recollections given during that deposition.
Steele told jurors that they will hear from a forensic toxicologist, an expert on post-sexual assault behavior – both of the attacker and the victim – and a taped telephone conversation between Constand’s mother, Gianna, and Cosby in which he offers to pay for Constand’s school and help her with her career but refuses to divulge what the blue pills were that he gave her.
The defense had sought to have these tapes excluded. When asked why Cosby did not simply just tell Gianna what he had given her daughter Cosby said, ‘I’m thinking and praying that nobody’s recording me.’
After a detailed précis of the prosecution’s case (at times possibly too involved for the newly seated jury to grasp) Steele concluded, ‘I am very confident that you will convict the defendant on three counts of aggravated sexual assault for what he did to Andrea Constand on that night in January 2004.’
And that, he said simply, was ‘He fed her pills, and pushed the wine, when she was incapable of consenting to anything he did what he wanted to do.’
In June 2017, the first jury failed to come to a unanimous verdict on charges that Cosby drugged and assaulted Constand, 44, at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial.
The retrial started on Monday after an arduous and sometimes explosive jury selection process that lasted four days and during which the defense accused the prosecution of uttering, ‘racial animus.’
Prosecutor Kevin Steel vociferously denied that race played any part in either the trial or the jury selection, while the defense team doubled down on the claim that something of that nature had been overheard by one associated with Cosby’s defense.
Defense lawyer Tom Mesereau arrives for jury selection for actor and comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse
Kathleen Bliss, left, and Mesereau (back right), both lawyers for actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for Cosby’s sexual assault case on Tuesday
Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred arrives at Montgomery County Courthouse for the third day of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault charges on Wednesday
Defense attorney Kathleen Bliss appeared on the cusp of repeating the alleged slur in open court but was prevented from doing so by Judge Steven T O’Neill who decided to hear the discussion in camera.
All prospective jurors were questioned on their knowledge of both Cosby’s first trial and the #MeToo movement which has fostered a very different atmosphere in which Cosby now faces his retrial for allegedly sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his home in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2004.
All but a few had knowledge of both but the jurors selected to sit among the panel of 12 all claimed to have formed no fixed opinion and clearly stated that what they had learned would not prevent them from being ‘fair and impartial’.
Cosby’s retrial was originally scheduled to take place last November but a complete re-shake of the disgraced actor’s defense team saw that pushed to April 2018.
Well before the trial started the defense team led by Tom Mesereau, famed for his high profile and successful defense of Michael Jackson, and an already impressively confrontational Bliss, has shown themselves to be notably more aggressive than Cosby’s original team of Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa.
Constand is one of more than 50 women who have accused him of sexual assaults, some dating back decades.
The court is likely to hear much of the same evidence as in the first trial, where Constand testified that Cosby gave her pills that rendered her powerless to stop him from touching her.
Each side comes to the second trial with fresh ammunition after a series of pre-trial rulings by the judge.
Cosby’s new defense team has already proved more aggressive then their predecessors, Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa.
McMonagle’s defense of his client lasted just six minutes after a prosecution that took six days.
FIVE BILL COSBY RAPE ACCUSERS WHO WILL TESTIFY AT RETRIAL
There will be five women testifying at Bill Cosby’s retrial.
That is a big increase from the first trial, where there were just two women who took the stand – plaintiff Andrea Constand and Kelly Johnson.
Constand will be taking the stand once again, and this time be joined by Janice Baker-Kinney, Janice Dickinson, Chelan lasha, Lisa-Lotte Lublin and Heidi Thomas.
Prosecutors had been hoping to have 13 women testify alongside Constand to speak to a pattern of behavior exhibited by the defendant.
Cosby, 80, has been accused of drugging and raping over 40 women.
Janice Baker-Kinney claims that in 1982 (left) she woke up naked in bed with the comedian – and he told her to keep their encounter to themselves
Kinney said she was 24 in May 1982 when she and a friend met Cosby at the casino where she worked in Reno, Nevada.
She said the three of them went back to Cosby’s apartment, where he gave her some pills.
Baker-Kinney willingly took two pills and said she began to get blurry vision while playing backgammon with Cosby.
Hours later, she claims, she woke up naked in bed with the comedian – and he told her to keep their encounter to themselves.
‘I was mortified at what had happened,’ said Kinney back in 2015 when she went public with her allegations at a press conference.
‘All this time, and for many, many years, I felt that this was my fault.’
The defense tried to deny Baker-Kinney’s admission as a witness by arguing that her story is ‘nothing like Ms. Constand’s’ because she only met Cosby once, ‘voluntarily’ took quaaludes and apologized for passing out.
Janice Dickinson (left in 1982) claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after giving her an unknown pill while they were in Lake Tahoe
The supermodel claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after giving her an unknown pill.
Dickinson said in that 2014 interview that Cosby invited her to dinner to discuss a role on The Cosby Show and at one point offered her a glass of wine and a pill.
‘The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,’ she told Entertainment Tonight.
‘I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.’
Dickinson said her last memory of the night was of Cosby taking off his robe and climbing on top of her, and that the next morning she remembers ‘a lot of pain.’
The supermodel claimed the incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California in 1982.
In her memoir, Dickinson detailed some of her evening in Lake Tahoe with Cosby but told a very different story.
She said she was drinking with Cosby at dinner and after being invited back to his room told him she was tired, at which point he slammed his door in her face.
Legal claims made by Cosby and his team may be why she decided not to print her current version of the story.
She said back in 2014 that she came forward because she believes the other victims who have spoken publicly, and that it is the ‘right thing to do.’
As for what she would say to Cosby if she saw him, Dickinson did not mince words.
‘How dare you,’ she said.
‘Go f*ck yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot.’
She is also currently preparing to face off with Cosby in a defamation lawsuit filed because of his response to her allegations.
Soon after that 2014 interview aired, Cosby’s attorney Marty Singer responded to requests for comment by disputing Dickinson’s claim that she was drugged and raped by his client and calling the allegation ‘an outrageous defamatory lie.’
A judge ruled in November that because he sent out that statement and a subsequent press release Singer will also face claims in the case.
‘We fail to see how justice is served by granting Singer a windfall immunity based on Cosby’s pursuit of a meritless motion,’ wrote California Second District Court of Appeals Associate Justice Laurence Rubin.
It was also ruled that Dickinson could recover all legal costs related to the appeal from Singer and Cosby.
Chelan Lasha (left in 1986) claims that Cosby attacked her when she was just 17 in 1986 when she was an aspiring model
Lasha said in a 2014 press conference that Cosby attacked her when she was just 17 in 1986 when she was an aspiring model.
She said her stepmother had sent pictures of her to the star and he called her at home in Las Vegas, inviting her to the Hilton Las Vegas, where he was performing and she had a job.
She then went up to Elvis Presley suite to meet him and after telling him she had a cold, he gave her a blue pill, which he said was an antihistimine, with a double shot of Amaretto.
She said: ‘He was rubbing my neck and saying that he might have to have someone come in and give me stress therapy.’
She claimed he told her to change into a Hilton bathrobe and wet her hair to see the modelling scout.
Someone did briefly come up to the room, pertaining to be from the Ford Modelling Agency -telling her to she needed to lose 10 pounds – and taking some pictures.
Then, Chelan said, Cosby walked her to the bedroom and gave her another shot of Amaretto, which he claimed would help her cold.
‘I laid down,’ she said: ‘He laid down next to me on the bed and began pinching my left nipple and humping my leg while he was grunting.
‘I could not open my eyes. I couldn’t move or say anything. I felt something warm on my legs. Then I blacked out.
‘Thirteen to sixteen hours later I woke up by hearing Mr Cosby clapping his hands and saying ‘Daddy says wake up’. He gave me $1500. He said the money was to buy something nice for me and my grandmother and he also invited me to go to the Temptations show with my grandmother.
‘My grandmother went but I did not go because I was too sick. Then he invited us to his show. My grandmother really want to go. I did not, but I went with her and heckled him. As a result, I was fired my from job.’
Lisa-Lotte Lublin (left in 1989) believes she was sexually assaulted by Cosby while passed out in his hotel in 1989
Lublin said she met Cosby in 1989 at a hotel in Las Vegas and that he asked her to perform an improvisation so that he could evaluate her acting.
According to the ex-model, she and Cosby were in the Elvis Suite at the Hilton Hotel when he offered her two drinks and proceeded to pet her hair.
A short time later she passed out, but she remembered the color of the walls in the room and a flood of bright light she said in a 2015 press conference.
She said that she believes she was sexually assaulted by Cosby while passed out in the hotel.
Prior to this, she and her mother had gone for a run with the comedian.
The defense argued that Lublin assumes she is a victim based on other media accounts but can only remember Cosby stroking her hair.
Heidi Thomas (left in 1984) said she found herself in bed next to a naked Bill Cosby who was ‘forcing himself’ in her mouth back in 1984
In 1984, Heidi Thomas, nee Johnson, was a 24-year-old model from Denver, Colorado, who was dreaming of a career in acting.
Thomas was being represented by the city’s top modelling agency, JF Images, but by 1984 she was questioning whether or not she wanted to stay in the business.
Then one day in the spring of 1984, she got a call from an agent who told her that a famous entertainer was searching for young talent to mentor.
Thomas said that Annie Maloney, of JF Images, instructed her to travel to Reno, Nevada, where she was supposed to meet with Bill Cosby, who allegedly had expressed interest in becoming her acting coach.Cosby greeted Thomas at the entrance and ushered her inside, according to the woman.
The aspiring actress began by performing a monologue for Cosby, who then asked her to do a cold read of a person who was intoxicated.
Thomas said Cosby was not impressed because to his mind, she was not convincing as a drunk.
She recalled that Cosby wanted her to relax, so he poured her a glass of Chablis.
The married music teacher said that her memory of the next several hours is very hazy, but when she woke up later that night, she found herself in bed next to a naked Bill Cosby who was ‘forcing himself’ in her mouth.
According to the woman, the married comedian then got on top of her and said to her: ‘I’m your friend… your friend is gonna [ejaculate] again,’ according to the 54-year-old mother of three.
Thomas said she was confused as to what happened and eventually stormed out of the room and slammed the door behind her, but she later apologized to Cosby for being rude.
She spent three more days with Cosby and said they were all hazy and a blur.
The defense argued she has given three versions of her story.