(Reuters) – Actor Janice Dickinson reached a settlement with Bill Cosby”s insurance company on Thursday, ending a civil lawsuit she filed against the comedian after his representatives disputed her account that he had raped her, her lawyer said on Thursday.
Dickinson, a successful model in the 1970s and 1980s who also appeared in several television shows, is one of dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault. Some of the allegations date back decades.
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Her attorneys reached an agreement with Cosby’s insurer, American International Group Inc (AIG), despite objections from his lawyers. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
A representative for AIG declined to comment.
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Cosby, the once-beloved star of American hit television sitcom “The Cosby Show,” was convicted last year of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting a former friend, Andrea Constand. He is serving a three to 10 year prison sentence in Pennsylvania.
“Janice Dickinson and all of the Bill Cosby accusers, most of whom came out in 2014, some of them as early as 2005, were really pioneers and paved the way for the #MeToo movement,” Dickinson’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, said at a news conference in Los Angeles.
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The #MeToo movement refers to the wave of women who went public in 2017 with allegations of assault and sexual harassment at the hands of powerful men in media, politics and business....
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