Bill Cosby has been experiencing a wave of criminal accusations paired with an accompanying wave of bad press recently, and after Janice Dickinson came forward with more rape accusations, it seems Cosby’s legacy is forever tarnished.
Many have wondered why Cosby hadn’t spoken out about the shocking allegations, speculating that his silence was somehow an admission of guilt, now Cosby has finally fired back.
Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, who, in the past, has represented celebrities such as Charlie Sheen and John Travolta, recently addressed Dickinson’s accusations in a 3-page letter, calling the allegations ‘outragous and false’ and ‘a complete lie.’
He also goes into great detail about how Dickinson fabricated the entire story.
Read the full letter below and share your thoughts…
In a letter writted to Buzzfeed, Cosby’s attorney writes:
We are litigation counsel to Bill Cosby. We are writing regarding your planned story
regarding Janice Dickinson?s new false and outlandish claims about Mr. Cosby in her recent
Entertainment Tonight interview, asserting that he raped her in 1982 (the Story?). That Story
is fabricated and is an outrageous defamatory lie. In the past, Ms. Dickinson repeatedly
confirmed, both in her own book and in an interview she gave to the New ark Observer in
2002, that back in 1982 my client ?blew her off? after dinner because she did not sleep with
him. Her new Story claiming that she had been sexually assaulted is a defamatory fabrication,
and she is attempting to justify this new false Story with yet another fabrication, claiming that
Mr. Cosby and his lawyers had supposedly pressured her publisher to remove the sexual
assault story from her 2002 book. That never happened, just like the alleged rape never
happened. Prior to publishing this Story with Ms. Dickinson?s new defamatory assertions, you
should contact neutral third parties, such as her own publisher, to confirm that she is lying.
Neither Mr. Cosby nor any of his attorneys were ever told by Harper Collins that Ms.
Dickinson had supposedly planned to write that he had sexually assaulted her, and neither Mr.
Cosby nor any of his representatives ever communication with the publisher about any alleged
rape or sexual assault story planned for the book. Because you can confirm with independent
sources the falsity of the claim that my client?s lawyers allegedly pressured the publisher to kill
the story, it would be extremely reckless to rely on anything Ms. Dickinson has to say about
Mr. Cosby since the story about the publisher is patently false.
Ms. Dickinson completely fabricated the Story of alleged rape. In a transparent effort
to justify the glaring contradiction between her new rape claim and what she wrote in her book
and what she told to the New ork Observer in her September 9, 2002 interview.
The letter goes on to state:
…she also manufactured the story that my client and my client’s lawyers
pressured her publisher to take the purported rape story out of her 2002 book. If you contact
Harper Collins, the publisher will undoubtedly confirm that Mr. Cosby and his lawyers were
never told that Ms. Dickinson claimed she had been raped and intended to write about it in her
book. The first Mr. Cosby and his lawyers ever heard of Ms. Dickinson?s specious rape
allegation was not back in 2002, it was now, in Ms. Dickinson’s Entertainment Tonight
interview, a dozen years after Ms. Dickinson?s book was published, a dozen years after she
confirmed to the New York Observer what she wrote in her book, and more than 30 years
after their dinner in Lake Tahoe.
Prior to publication of Ms. Dickinson?s book, her publisher sent the pages about Mr.
Cosby to his publicist, who responded ‘good luck.’ There was no mention of rape or sexual
assault whatsoever. Nobody tried to kill any sexual assault or rape story. These facts can be
confirmed with the publisher. If you proceed with the false Story when you can check the
facts with neutral independent sources who will provide you with facts demonstrating that the
Story is false and fabricated, you will be acting recklessly and with Constitutional malice.
It would be extraordinarily reckless to disseminate this highly defamatory Story when
Ms. Dickinson herself told an entirely different story in her book, when she confirmed that
same entirely different story in an interview with the New York Observer a dozen years ago,
when you may independently confirm with her publisher the falsity of her new assertion that
my client’s lawyers supposedly pressured her publisher to delete the alleged rape story from
her book, and when her new allegation of rape was made for the first time only now, when it
appears that she seeking publicity to bolster her fading career.
More than three decades have passed since the 1982 Lake Tahoe dinner described in
Ms. Dickinson’s book about how she was not intimate with my client, and a dozen years have
passed since her book came out and she confirmed that same story to the media. You can
easily confirm that the manufactured story that my client?s lawyers pressured the publisher to
take the rape story out of the book is utterly fabricated. Since at a minimum Ms. Dickinson
fabricated the assertion my client?s lawyers pressured the publisher more than a decade ago to
take out the sexual assault story a story we heard now for the first time it would be
reckless to rely on Ms. Dickinson in this matter.
Ms. Dickinson’s new assertion that she was raped by my client back in 1982 is belied
by her own words, which completely contradict her current fabrications. We caution you in
the strongest possible terms to refrain from disseminating the outrageous false Story. If you
recklessly publish the Story instead of checking readily available information demonstrating its
falsity, all those involved will be exposed to very substantial liability.
You proceed at your peril.
Welp… Cosby has spoken through his attorney and it seems that he’s aiming to deny… deny… deny! I’m certainly hoping it’s not true.
Meanwhile Cosby, 77, remains in a perilous place in regards to his career and his public persona.
As of Wednesday, NBC had pulled the plug on Cosby’s pilot, Netflix announced Tuesday that it was postponing the launch of his comedy special that was to start streaming on Nov. 28th and most recently TV Land has pulled the plug on ‘The Cosby Show’ reruns.