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The ex-model comes out swinging in an angry new interview about her allegations against the comedian

By Steve Helling
Updated December 08, 2014 10:30 PM
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Sometimes yelling, other times sobbing, Janice Dickinson appeared on Monday night’s edition of Nancy Grace and emotionally defended her previous allegations that she was raped by Bill Cosby in 1982.

Dickinson has discussed her claims before – most recently in an interview with CNN. While the sometimes-explicit details of her allegations remain unchanged, the model was clearly angrier and more combative than in past interviews.

“F— you, Bill Cosby,” she yelled during the Nancy Grace interview. “I’m not a tacky bitch. Bill Cosby is a tacky rapist.”

At another point, the ex-model sobbed as she talked about her own children. “If anyone had done this to my daughter …,” she began as her voice trailed off.

After composing herself, she said: “That’s why I’m so outraged.”

But Cosby’s lawyer says that Dickinson’s story isn’t true. “The only story she gave 12 years ago to the media and in her autobiography was that she refused to sleep with Mr. Cosby and he blew her off,” attorney Martin Singer told PEOPLE in a statement last week. “Documentary proof and Ms. Dickinson s own words show that her new story about something she now claims happened back in 1982 is a fabricated lie.”

In her Nancy Grace interview, Dickinson took aim at allegations that she was being untruthful. “I pray that Marty Singer gets his for calling me a liar,” she shouted, interrupting Grace. “Janice Dickinson doesn’t lie.”

Dickinson, 59, also bristled when Grace asked her about profiting from her allegations. “I’m not hawking my book,” she said. “Don’t buy it. I’m telling the truth. I’m not getting a nickel for this. I’m not getting paid by anyone to do this. My work has stopped. No one’s hiring me. They’re afraid. This is a taboo subject.”

“It is my right as a parent, as a mother of two children, as a role model to come forward with this,” she concluded. “I don’t care about the haters,” she said. “I just wish that they’d have empathy.”