Cosby fallout: vindication for Janice Dickinson, devastation for Jill Scott - Metro US

Cosby fallout: vindication for Janice Dickinson, devastation for Jill Scott

Janice Dickinson and Jill Scott.
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They are two very well-known female celebrities with two very different reactions to the release of court documents in which Bill Cosby is painted as a Quaalude-carrying sex fiend.

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Dickinson came forward last year to accuse Cosby of drugging and raping her three decades ago.

Beloved singer Jill Scott, 43, is a daughter of Philadelphia, the same city from which Cosby, 77, hails.

She, like many who loved and admired Cosby, just couldn’t believe what she was hearing last and was one of the most well-known celebs to publicly defend him.

Today — no more.


“The last thing I remember, I had blacked out and Cosby mounting me like the monster that he was,” Dickinson told CNN last year.

“I remember more specifically waking up and that he — there was a lot of pain … downstairs. There was semen all over me and my pajama bottoms were off.”

She was asked, “What do you want from Bill Cosby right now? What do you need to hear from him? What does he need to do?”

Dickinson, who some criticized for not speaking out sooner, broke down.

“I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, that he is a monster and he raped me.”

When the news broke Monday night that Cosby admitted drugging one woman, and having a stash of Quaalude prescriptions, Dickinson, who sued the comedian in May, let her lawyer do the talking.

“How dare he publicly vilify Ms. Dickinson and accuse her of lying?” attorney Lisa Bloom said.

Dickinson believes “it is time for Mr. Cosby to stop hiding behind his attorneys and publicists and to publicly apologize to Ms. Dickinson and the 46 other women who have publicly accused him of sexual assault.”


Scott’s reaction played out on Twitter as the shocking news broke Monday night.

Scott got a lot of grief back when she stood by her hero.

Now, she says she was wrong.

“I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!!” she tweeted.

And she took on her critics: “When you get it ALL right, holla.”

“We live in America. Many African American men are detained &/or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons based on social media or hearsay,” she wrote.

“Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted.”

“Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations.”

When Scott got an honorary degree from Temple University several years back, Cosby presented it to her. Cosby is an alum of the school and a former trustee.

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.

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