LOS ANGELES (AP) – Model and TV personality Janice Dickinson on Thursday called a settlement in her defamation lawsuit against the now imprisoned Bill Cosby a victory that brings a measure of justice, but in the end only a partial help. 19659002] "In reality, nothing can erase the memory of an assault," Dickinson said at a news conference. "Jail is where he belongs."
Dickinson's attorney, Lisa Bloom, said the case was settled for "epic" amount
"Janice wants a fully and fairly compensated for being branded a liar," Bloom said.
The deal allows Dickinson to continue to speak out against Cosby, which she said she intends to do.
"Sisters, my advice to you is never, ever give up ever, tell your story and stand up for your rights," Dickinson said.
So you urged lawmakers to extend the existing
Cosby insurer American International Group Inc. has settled the case against his wife lawsuits.
"AIG's settlement of this lawsuit has No matter what Ms. Dickinson's claims, "Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a statement Thursday. He said Dickinson's case is another example of "Aig robbing Mr. Cosby of the opportunity to clear his name in a court of law, where evidence and truthfulness are supposed to be above headlines and gossip."
Cosby has repeatedly denied both Dickinson's allegations and the defamation allegations,
AIG declined comment through a spokesman.
The settlement, which cosby's spokesman first confirmed Wednesday, brings a long list Cosby around the country near the end of litigation involving sexual misconduct and defamation accusations lodged against. Only one single California claim remains.
Dickinson was among the first for whom the term "supermodel" was used in the 1980s and has become a TV regular in recent decades on show, including "America's Next Top Model" and "Celebrity Big." Brother. "
She was tested at Cosby's criminal trial that he drugged and raped in 1982. She was among several Cosby accused who was allowed to take the witness's stand at the Pennsylvania trial where Cosby was found guilty of drugging and molesting a woman who worked at his alma mater, Temple University, in 2004.
The 82-year-old comedian is serving a 3-to-10 year sentence.
The Associated Press does not identify people who say they are victims
Associated Press Writer Maryclaire Dale contributed from Philadelphia.
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