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Janice Dickinson’s glare hinted at what was to come between her and Bill Cosby attorney Tom Mesereau. As he tried to introduce himself before cross-examination, she looked at him from the stand, and icily exclaimed, “Good morning, Mr. Mesereau.”
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For the next 30 minutes Thursday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA, the pair went back-and-forth in what has so far been the most contentious testimony of the Cosby retrial, with Mesereau attempting to show she lied for money and the exchange meandering into references about O.J. Simpson, lawyer Robert Shapiro and Sylvester Stallone.
Dickinson, one of the country’s most famous models in the 1970s and ’80s, was the prosecution’s second witness today, the fourth day of the retrial, and the fourth accuser to testify.
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When Mesereau began his cross-examination, she had already told prosecutor M. Stewart Ryan how Cosby in 1982 offered her a blue pill at dinner and took her back to his hotel room in Lake Tahoe, NV. There, she said, he got on top of her had sex with her while she was unable to consent.
“I remember his breath and taste of his kiss — just like cigars and espresso,” Dickinson said. “I remember here was ‘America’s Dad’ on top of me, a happily married man of five children. I remember thinking how wrong it was, how very wrong it was.”
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Mesereau immediately brought up Dickinson’s 2002 memoir, No Lifeguard on Duty, noting the ghostwriter, Pablo Fenjves, also wrote Simpson’s tell-all, If I Did It. He read a passage about the night in Lake Tahoe and how the book details Dickinson stopping at the door and never entering the comedian’s room.
“You tell a completely different story in the book, right?” Mesereau asked.
Dickinson admitted she did but said she...
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