Janice Dickinson says sorry to Tyra Banks and reveals drugs battle

Former supermodel's revealing interview

How Former Model Janice Dickinson Really Feels About Tyra Banks

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson, one of the original judges on TV show America's Next Top Model, has opened up about her contentious relationship with fellow judge Tyra Banks - who hired and then fired her from the show.

In this revealing interview the 60-year-old also talks about her long battle with drug and alcohol abuse brought on by a failed relationship.

'I've said some pretty bad things about Tyra in the past because I'd been fired,' she says. 'I really apologise to you Tyra for the things I might have said. Because she is a great lady and thanks to her I had a very successful career in television.'

She adds: 'The drugs and alcohol abuse started for me when I was in New York City. There was free cocaine and alcohol everywhere at fashion shows.

'I had a terrible break up with a photographer who cheated on me and I really wanted to hurt myself. I felt like I was not good enough, like my father used to say to me.

'My father verbally abused me and physically abused me. Today I can honestly say I am one hundred per cent sober.'

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