Bill Cosby accuser Janice Dickinson reacts to sentencing: 'The rape is etched into my soul'

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There was plenty of reaction to Bill Cosby's sentencing on Tuesday — but none more poignant than that of his accuser Janice Dickenson.

The former model was just one of the dozens of women who provided testimony in the sexual assault case against the disgraced comedian, who was sent to prison for between three and ten years on Tuesday.

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'The harrowing memory of the rape continues to this day,' the 63-year-old said in a statement, through her lawyer Lisa Bloom.

'I have reoccurring nightmares, I wake up in fear, I fear the dark. I struggle to discuss this even with my beloved husband of 6 years.'

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'The rape shattered my ability to trust,' she continued. 'It made me extremely wary of becoming an actress. It affected my work. It affected my lifestyle. I lost a lot of spunk. I lost some of my effervescent attitude and lightness, qualities required of a model.

'I became less motivated to meet new people, a huge component of my daily work as a model. You don’t move away from the jobs – you run towards the work. My work suffered.'

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She revealed she even once moved to Milan in Italy, where she hoped not to see or hear of Cosby again.

'The rape is etched into my soul,' she concluded. 'Therapy...
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