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The Latest: Bill Cosby defense challenges Janice Dickinson

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby sexual-assault retrial (all times local):

1 p.m.

Bill Cosby's defense lawyers are challenging model Janice Dickinson over her testimony that the comedian raped her in 1982.

Defense attorney Tom Mesereau seized on discrepancies between Dickinson's testimony Thursday and what she wrote in her 2002 autobiography about the encounter with Cosby in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe, California.

Dickinson says she wrote about the assault in her book, but Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details. She says she went along because she needed the money.

Dickinson told Cosby's lawyer she "wasn't under oath" when she wrote the book like she is now.

Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He says it was consensual.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Dickinson has done.

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12:15 p.m.

Model Janice Dickinson is telling a jury that Bill Cosby raped her after giving her a pill he claimed would help her with menstrual cramps.

Dickinson is the fourth accuser to take the witness stand at Cosby's sex assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia. She told jurors Thursday she was "rendered motionless" by the pill as Cosby got on top of her in his Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room.

Dickinson was 27 at the time and says she felt vaginal pain. After waking up the next morning, she says she noticed semen between her legs.

Prosecutors are calling Dickinson and other accusers to the witness stand to show the 80-year-old comedian has a history of drugging and molesting women.

Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He says it was consensual. His first trial ended in a hung jury.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Dickinson has done.

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11:10 a.m.

Bill Cosby's lawyer is trying to raise doubts about a woman's allegation that he knocked her out with pills and raped her in 1982.

Janice Baker-Kinney testified at Cosby's sexual assault retrial outside Philadelphia.

During cross examination Thursday, defense lawyer Tom Mesereau suggested she was motivated to distort the facts of a fun evening when she heard about a possible $100 million windfall from Cosby.

Baker-Kinney is one of five additional accusers prosecutors are calling to the stand to show that Cosby had a history of drugging and molesting women. He's charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He says it was consensual.

Model Janice Dickinson is the next Cosby accuser to take the stand.

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This item has been corrected to fix model Janice Dickinson's first name.

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8:40 a.m.

Comedian Bill Cosby has arrived for the fourth day of his sexual assault retrial.

Cosby walked into the suburban Philadelphia courthouse on Thursday morning.

Women who say Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are getting a chance to confront him.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt described the women as the supporting cast for chief accuser Andrea Constand.

Janice Baker-Kinney is expected to return to the witness stand Thursday after punctuating her first two hours of testimony at Cosby's sexual assault retrial with a firm declaration: "I was raped."

One woman testifying on Wednesday pointedly called Cosby a "serial rapist."

The charged rhetoric has irritated Cosby's lawyers, who have lost two bids for a mistrial.

Asked how Cosby was holding up, Wyatt said, "Mr. Cosby's great."

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12:25 a.m.

Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren't holding back.

Janice Baker-Kinney will return to the witness stand on Thursday after punctuating her first two hours of testimony at Cosby's sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia with a firm declaration: "I was raped."

One woman testifying on Wednesday pointedly called Cosby a "serial rapist," while another choked back tears as she asked him, "You remember, don't you, Mr. Cosby?"

The charged rhetoric has irritated Cosby's lawyers, who have lost two bids for a mistrial.

Prosecutors are building a case that the man once revered as "America's Dad" was one of Hollywood's biggest predators long before he met the chief accuser in his retrial.

Source: AP

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