NBC announced they are dropping Bill Cosby Deal after Janice Dickinson breaks her silents
|NBC announced they are dropping Bill Cosby Deal|
Cosby was slated to return to TV after in fall of 2015 after an almost 20 year absence from TV.
This marks the second time in 24 hours that Cosby has been hit with career blows.
On late Tuesday afternoon, NetFlix announced it was postponing his Thanksgiving special.
In addition, the recent interview by former supermodel Janice Dickinson for the news program ET may have had a significant impact in these circumstances.
There has been no statement yet from Bill Cosby or his lawyers regarding this latest development
Dickinson, now 59, recalls first meeting Cosby, now 77, when her agent set up a meeting with him to hire her for a role on The Cosby Show.
After they had dinner, she says their next conversation was when he called her out of the blue while she was in rehab for drugs and alcohol.
Following her stay in rehab, Dickinson says Cosby reached out to her during a trip to Bali and had her travel to Lake Tahoe, because he was performing there and wanted to offer her the job they had discussed as well as help her with a singing career.
Dickinson says they had dinner in Lake Tahoe, and claims that he gave her a glass of red wine and a pill, which she asked for because she was menstruating and had stomach pains.
"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 tells ET. "... Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."
|Janice Dickinson breaks her silents to ET|
Dickinson also says she tried to write about the assault in her 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but claims that when she submitted a draft with her full story to Harper Collins, Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details.
"I'm doing this because it's the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story," she says about coming out with her story now. "I believe all the other women."
Dickinson says that keeping the alleged sexual assault a secret for 32 years drove her to a life of hurting herself.
"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," she says. "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."
|Mr. Cosby is in a Line of Fire!!!!!|
"How dare you," she says. "Go f*ck yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot."
Dickinson is the third woman to come forward with a sexual assault accusation against Cosby, after a renewed interest in the allegations began when comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a "rapist" during an October comedy show in Philadelphia.