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Latest Cosby accusations an 'outrageous defamatory lie'

Cosby’s lawyer has written a letter slamming claims by Janice Dickinson that he sexually assaulted her.

American comedian, actor & television producer Bill Cosby. Picture: Bill Cosby Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN - As decade-old accusations that Bill Cosby drugged and raped or molested numerous women resurface, the comedian's new attorney, Martin Singer, has written a letter to BuzzFeed, arguing that former supermodel Janice Dickinson contradicted her own accusations against Cosby in the past.

Dickinson is the latest woman to have accused Cosby of sexual assault.

In an exclusive Entertainment Tonight interview which aired on Tuesday, Dickinson said the incident happened in 1982.

She said Cosby had called her once before while she was doing a stint in rehab.

"Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issue from this incident drove me into a life of trying to hurt myself."

She claims he then flew her from Bali to Lake Tahoe where he was performing.

Singer, who has in the past represented celebrities such as Charlie Sheen and John Travolta, says Dickinson's version of events are "fabricated and is an outrageous defamatory lie".

He says, "In the past, Ms Dickinson repeatedly confirmed, both in her own book and in an interview she gave to the New York Observer in 2002, that back in 1982 my client 'blew her off' after dinner because she did not sleep with him."

Singer goes on to say that the former supermodel is attempting to justify this new false story with yet another fabrication, claiming that Mr Cosby and his lawyers had supposedly pressured her publisher to remove the sexual assault story from her 2002 book."

The beloved comedian has been dogged by accusations of sexual assault for a number of years but the allegations have resurfaced in recent weeks.

It started with comedian Hannibal Buress repeatedly calling Cosby a rapist during a show.

Footage of the joke went viral.

Fifteen women have now accused Cosby of sexual assault.

The 77-year-old has never been criminally charged and has denied all allegations against him.

As of Wednesday, NBC pulled the plug on the pilot it was developing with Cosby and Netflix announced on Tuesday night that i t was postponing the launch of his comedy special that was due to start streaming on 28 November.