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Raven-Symoné slams 'disgusting rumour' Bill Cosby raped her

ANGRY: Actress Raven-Symoné

CHILD ACTRESS Raven-Symoné has hit back at the 'disgusting rumour' she was taken advantage of by disgraced actor Bill Cosby during her time on The Cosby Show in the Nineties.

Symoné, now 28, took to her Twitter and Instagram profiles to blast claims she was raped by Cosby, who played her father in the hit series, following a number of accusations levied at the 77-year-old in recent weeks.

"I was NOT taking advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby show!" Symoné wrote. "I was practically a baby on that show and this is truly a disgusting rumor that I want no part of! Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!"

A total of 15 women have made sexual assault allegations against Cosby, six of whom have identified themselves publicly.

Earlier this week, former supermodel Janice Dickinson claimed the veteran actor and comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982.

Talking exclusively to Entertainment Tonight, Dickinson, 59, recalled her first meeting with Cosby when her agent set up a meeting with him to hire her for a role on The Cosby Show.

According to the model, they had dinner in Lake Tahoe where the actor gave her a glass of red wine and a pill, which she asked for because she was menstruating and had stomach pains.


PUTTING RUMOURS TO REST: Raven-Symoné's Instagram's post

And then, according to Dickinson, things took a disturbing turn.

"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pyjamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she told the interviewer.

"Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain.

She added: "The next morning I remember waking up with my pyjamas off and there was semen in between my legs."

Dickinson also claimed that she tried to write about the assault in her 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but claims that when she submitted a draft with her full story to publishers HarperCollins, Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details.

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