Los Angeles: Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has revealed that she and her lawyer Lisa Bloom are planning to file a law suit against Bill Cosby for defamation over denials made by the comedian's representatives after she accused him of raping her in 1982.
Dickinson's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages on defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims.
The suit states Dickinson, 60, has been further victimised and her reputation has suffered because of pointed denials by Cosby's attorney that the comedian drugged and raped her in a Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room more than 30 years ago, reported Ace Showbiz.
"I'm suing Bill Cosby for justice and vindication. It's the right time. I could not let myself be silent. I am sober today, and I'm in a program of vigorous honesty. I want to protect all those women that haven't come forward and show them the love and support worldwide that what happened to me will not happen to another woman," Dickinson said.
Lisa further said, "What sparked this lawsuit is Bill Cosby through his representatives calling Janice Dickinson a liar, and Janice, through her lawsuit, is refusing to be re-victimises.
Dickinson is asking for a jury trial and unspecified amount of monetary damages to her reputation.
Janice previously claimed she was drugged and raped by Bill in 1982 in Lake Tahoe. The comedian's lawyer called Janice's allegation "defamatory fabrication."