While Janice Dickinson received an “epic” settlement from Bill Cosby’s insurer, the sexually violent predator is not happy about it at all. Dickinson received the “very large settlement” to her four-year defamation case against the Cosby.
Cosby’s representative called American International Group (AIG) the “worst and egregious insurance company in America’s history,” in a statement released to the press last Thursday. The reps say that “this is the third example in recent months 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 elevated above headlines and gossip.”
“AIG’s apparent strategy to have Mr. Cosby tried exclusively in the court of public opinion has become clear, and its decision to settle each of these lawsuits over Mr. Cosby’s objections is illustrative of AIG’s bad faith,” the statement released on behalf of the convicted rapist continued.
“To be clear, AIG’s settlement of this lawsuit has no bearing whatsoever on the merit of Ms. Dickinson’s claims.”
Dickinson had fought Cosby in Californian court for four years before she received the settlement.
“Truthfully, a settlement is a victory and certainly a measure of justice, and helps me sleep better, but in reality, nothing can ever erase the experience and memories of an assault,” the American model said yesterday. “Jail is where he belongs, but there aren’t enough years left for him to pay for what he has done to so many women.”
The model accused Cosby of raping her in 1982 at Lake Tahoe. Since then, Cosby’s reps have vehemently tried to discredit Dickinson.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.