Publisher Killed Rape Allegation Against Cosby in Model’s 2002 Memoir
NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA—Famed book publisher Judith Regan took the stand at Bill Cosby’s criminal trial Wednesday morning to confirm that she told model Janice Dickinson she couldn’t include her account of being drugged and raped by Cosby in her memoir due to potential legal issues.
“I remember at one point she told me she’d been raped by Mr. Cosby, drugged and raped, and she wanted to include that in the book,” Regan told the jury. “And at that time I told her…after conversations with the legal department, without corroboration those sorts of stories would be impossible to publish because of potential legal problems.”
And by corroboration, Reagan said she meant “a witness.” She also said she believed Dickinson, calling her account “credible because of the way she told it, with great emotion.”
Dickinson was not happy with the decision and was “insistent and angry” about including it, Regan said. CLICK FOR MORE