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Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation After He Denies Raping Her

In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, model and television personality Janice Dickinson arrives at the Make Equality Reality Gala at the Montage Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dickinson is adding her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault. In an "Entertainment Tonight" interview that aired Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, Dickinson said that the 1982 incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California, where he was performing. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, model and television personality Janice Dickinson arrives at the Make Equality Reality Gala at the Montage Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

 

(People) – Janice Dickinson is suing Bill Cosby after the comedian’s team said she lied when accusing him of sexually assaulting her in 1982.

On Wednesday, the supermodel filed a suit against Cosby, 77, for defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE. Cosby’s lawyer had no immediate comment.

“Janice Dickinson, like over three dozen other Cosby victims, recently publicly disclosed that she was drugged and raped by Bill Cosby,” Dickinson’s lawyer writes in the complaint. “In retaliation, Cosby, through an attorney, publicly branded her a liar and called her rape disclosure a lie with the intent and effect of revictimizing her and destroying the professional reputation she’s spent decades building.”

Dickinson, 60, came forward with her story last November after decades-old allegations against the comedian resurfaced.

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