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Bill Cosby is an American comedian born in 1937.

23 Oct, 2015

Two new accusers

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Allred introduces a further two women who say they were assaulted by Cosby. The first, known only as Dottye, said she was working as a actress in 1984 when she sent Cosby her headshot and was invited to audition privately at his New York City brownstone. When she declined a welcoming drink, she says he insisted, saying one drink wouldn’t cause any harm. After taking a few sips, Cosby suggested they do an exercise and spun her around. She immediately felt dizzy, sick, disoriented, and vomited on his rug.

Things got foggy thereafter, but I do know he took my clothes off and put them in his washing machine. I don’t remember too much of the shower, or walking back down the steps back to the second floor.

She says Cosby leaned her against a chest in the hall, raised her robe and raped her, continuing the assault in the dining room. She says she could not understand at the time why she could not fight him off. Bartlett, the second accuser, says Cosby grabbed her from behind at a University of Pennsylvania track, saying:

Hey, back that thing up here girl, back it on up!

Barrett said as she struggled to get away, Cosby pulled her to him and she felt his “private parts” against her back. Barrett said she complained to her teammates and officials, but that no one knew what to do. Allred:

We will never stop until the last courageous victim who wishes to come forward and speak her truth has done so. Only then will it be enough.

12 Aug, 2015

Three accusers come forward

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At a press conference in Allred’s Los Angeles office, Whitedeer, Hughes and Tirl say they were victimized by Cosby. Whitedeer says she met Cosby in the early ’70s when she was on a movie set with Cosby, who told her, he was going to interview her in the director’s office.

I felt Cosby’s left hand gently grab my long hair behind my head … his giant frame blocked the door so if anyone should try to enter, they would not be able to see what he was doing. As I looked up his penis was out of his pants and he shoved it in my mouth. His attack was fast with surgical precision and surprise on his side…When Cosby was done, there was a horrible mess of semen all over my face, my clothes and in my hair. He took out a Kleenex to try to wipe off my face. I was bordering between vomiting and passing out. He was mumbling that I had been blessed with his semen as if it was holy water. [He] gloated over my humiliation.

Hughes says she met Cosby while she was an American Airlines flight attendant in the early ’70s on a flight to L.A. They went to her hotel room so she could shower and change clothes and, when she emerged, Cosby had ordered appetizers and champagne which she claims Cosby drank out of her shoe. After she drank a glass of champagne, the last thing she claims to remember was Cosby attempting to hold her hand, after which she woke up hours later.

My clothes were thrown all over the room and I felt semen on the small of my back and all over me. Bill obviously did not use a condom and there was no lunch and he was nowhere to be seen.

She says that when she reminded the comedian of the alleged incident a year, when she saw him on another flight, he “turned pale and said ‘did you ever report that to anyone?'” She replied that she had not. Tirl says that after shooting an episode as a police officer on The Cosby Show on its fifth season she was ushered to Cosby’s dressing room where he locked the door. Although no sexual attack took place, Tirl says:

There was a palpable shift of power. I lost my breath…I had handled being ‘hit on’ many times in the industry, this had far surpassed that. I felt dominated.

27 Mar, 2015

Accuse Cosby of sexual assault

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Welles and Shapiro have come forward claiming comedian Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them while they were teenagers. Welles said she was a 17-year-old aspiring singer when she met Cosby in Hollywood. Welles:

He was a star. He was Bill Cosby and I buried it in my memory until all of these brave women began to come forward.

Shapiro said when she met Cosby, she was 19 and working at a donut shop in Santa Monica. She claims Cosby drove her to his place, where she took a box of matches inscribed with his name. They went to the Playboy mansion, and she took a pill after losing a bet with Cosby. She reportedly woke up with him (Bill Cosby) laying on top of her, sexually assaulting her. Shapiro presented the box of matches as evidence during the press conference.

24 Feb, 2015

New accuser

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Thomas claims Cosby took advantage of her when she sought his help as an aspiring actress in 1984. Thomas alleges that after Cosby gave her a glass of Chablis, she woke up in bed with Cosby naked trying to force himself upon her.

I was beginning to think though…that whole keeping-your-silence is a form of acceptance. It’s not supporting the women who are coming forward. It’s not helping … and if enough people make enough of a fuss, maybe we can get a culture that starts to listen.

19 Dec, 2014

Claims two day blackout after Cosby drugging

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A woman identified only as Lisa claims Cosby drugged her when she visited his hotel room in the 1980s. Appearing on Dr. Phil along with six other Cosby accusers, Lisa says she was given two drinks by Cosby and woke up at her home two days later.

I noticed myself getting a little dizzy. Bill had sat down on the edge of the couch. He said, ‘Come over here and have a seat.’ And he had his legs open and when I sat down, I was sitting down in between his legs with my back to his crotch. And he started to stroke my hair back in a petting motion like this. The last thing I remember is just feeling the strokes on my head. After that, I don’t remember anything else.

11 Dec, 2014

Claims Cosby drugged her

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Johnson writes an essay for Vanity Fair in which she claims to have been drugged by Cosby at his New York City brownstone in the mid-80s. Johnson writes:

It’s nuts, I know, but it felt oddly inappropriate arguing with Bill Cosby so I took a few sips of the coffee just to appease him. Now let me explain this: I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa. I’d had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and drugged good. My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop. Cosby motioned for me to come over to him as though we were really about to act out the scene. He put his hands around my waist, and I managed to put my hand on his shoulder in order to steady myself. As I felt my body go completely limp, my brain switched into automatic-survival mode. That meant making sure Cosby understood that I knew exactly what was happening at that very moment. You are a motherf-cker aren’t you? That’s the exact question I yelled at him as he stood there holding me, expecting me to bend to his will. I rapidly called him several more “motherf-ckers.” By the fifth, I could tell that I was really pissing him off. At one point he dropped his hands from my waist and just stood there looking at me like I’d lost my mind. What happened next is somewhat cloudy for me because the drug was in fuller play by that time. I recall his seething anger at my tirade and then him grabbing me by my left arm hard and yanking all 110 pounds of me down a bunch of stairs as my high heels clicked and clacked on every step. I feared my neck was going to break with the force he was using to pull me down those stairs.

5 Dec, 2014

Alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her

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Masten, a former Playboy bunny, alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her in an interview with CNN. Masten says she met Cosby while working at Playboy’s famous Chicago club in the late 1970’s which led to a dinner where Masten claims Cosby gave her a glass of Grand Marnier.

The next thing I knew, it was 4 o’clock in the morning. I woke up in a bed naked, bruised. He was laying next to me, and I slithered out of the bed… I got myself together, I went downstairs, I got in a cab, and I went home. There were bruise marks all over me. I knew I was raped.

Claim: 12 former bunnies raped by Cosby

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Masten tells CNN there are 12 former Playboy bunnies who were also raped by Cosby, but will not come forward.

(There are) 12 former bunnies that I know of that are ashamed to come forward, frightened to come forward, married with families (and) don’t want to come forward. But they were also drugged and raped by Bill Cosby.

4 Dec, 2014

Attorney alleges extortion attempt

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Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, alleges that Judy Huth and her attorney tried to extort money from Cosby before filing suit against the comedian this week. Singer files a notice of demurrer with Los Angeles Superior Court.

Plaintiff Judy Huth filed a meritless and unsupported 40-year-old claim against Bill Cosby alleging decades-old sexual abuse immediately after Mr. Cosby rejected plaintiff’s outrageous demand for money in order not to make her allegations public. Recognizing that they committed extortion and could face significant consequences for their conduct, plaintiff’s counsel Marc Strecker rushed to the courthouse to file this lawsuit on behalf of his client. Under California law, the only way that an alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse would be able to assert an otherwise time-barred claim is to allege that the psychological injury or illness had been repressed and was only discovered within the last three years. Without providing any specific allegations, or the mandated certification from a mental health professional to support her claim, plaintiff alleges that she discovered her psychological injuries and illness ‘within the three years prior to the filing of the complaint.’ Conspicuously absent from her complaint, however, is the fact, confirmed by plaintiff’s counsel, that plaintiff unsuccessfully tried to sell her story to the tabloids nearly a decade ago. Through her lawyer, plaintiff made extortionate threats to Mr. Cosby (through his counsel) about criminal penalties, coupled with ever increasing demands for a six-figure payday to keep quiet about her long since expired claims.

3 Dec, 2014

Claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her

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Ferrier, who was Jane Doe No. 5 in Andrea Constad’s civil lawsuit against Cosby, says that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, during a press conference led by attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles.

He drugged me and sexually assaulted me. I want Mr. Cosby to face justice for what he has done to me and so many other women.

Claims Cosby drugged her

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During a press conference in Los Angeles led by attorney Gloria Allred, Chelan claims that Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted her and then gave her 1,500, while she was working at the Las Vegas Hilton at age 17.

He gave me a blue pill, which he said was an antihistamine. He was rubbing my neck… he had me put on a Hilton robe, and said that someone from the Ford agency was coming to the suite, and that I should wet my hair. Mr. Cosby walked me to the bedroom after a second shot of amaretto. He said it would help my cold. I laid down. He laid next to me on the bed, and began pinching my left nipple, and humping on my leg while he was grunting… I couldn’t open my eyes… I felt something warm on my legs, and I blacked out. Hours later, I woke up to him clapping his hands and saying, ‘Daddy says wake up.’

2 Dec, 2014

Lawsuit alleges underage rape

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Huth files a suit alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. The lawsuit is the first that Cosby has faced claiming sexual abuse since 2005, and the first claiming underage abuse. Huth alleges she and a 16-year-old friend met Cosby that year at Lacy Park in San Marino after they wandered over to a movie set where he was shooting. The assault allegedly occurred later, after Huth said they played billiards at Cosby’s L.A. County tennis club, where she was required to drink a beer every time Cosby won a game. Cosby allegedly told them to state that they were 19 years of age if anyone asked, and then took them to the Playboy Mansion. The lawsuit alleges that once at the mansion, Huth used a bathroom and came out to find Cosby sitting on a bed, where he attempted to put his hand down her pants, and then took her hand and performed a sexual act on himself without her consent. Suit:

This traumatic incident, at such a tender age, has caused psychological damage and mental anguish … that has caused her significant problems through her life

24 Nov, 2014

Alleges Cosby drugged and raped her

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Hill, who co-starred alongside Cosby in his Picture Pages educational videos in the 1980s, claims Cosby may have drugged and sexually assaulted her, in an interview with Pittsburgh news station KDKA.

One time, I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing and touching me and I remember the taste of his cigar on his breath, and I didn’t like it. I remember another time when I woke up in my bed the next day and he was leaving. He mentioned you should probably lose a little weight. I thought that odd, how would he know that? “It just felt weird to me, and I remember being in high school saying to him, ‘I’ll come see you, but I don’t want to drink because it makes me feel funny. And he would tell me that if I didn’t drink, I couldn’t come see him.

Accuses Cosby of sexual abuse

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Allison reveals a night she spent with Cosby where they had dinner and celebrated her birthday:

He said he wanted to help models and actors who were well-educated, who could do something else. He produced a vintage bottle of wine, I was really impressed, he poured me a glass. The wine tasted awful, and I suddenly felt woozy and ill. Reeling, I sat on a couch. Cosby then lifted me up and lead her into another room. He said, Look in the mirror, and see the glow in your face. I looked at myself and I didn’t look good, my eyes were all over the place. Cosby grabbed my hand and placed it on his genitals. That was my sexual assault by this comedian. He turned me around and said, ‘Let’s get you home’.  At the door, he gave me a very hard embrace and a hard kiss.

 

23 Nov, 2014

Accuses Cosby of molestation

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On Dec. 24, 1974 Playboy bunny Butterfield, says Cosby came onto her in his Massachusetts home while his wife and five children were in the house:

He pinned me against the corner in that guest house I said, Your family’s here! What are you doing?’ That didn’t faze him. He was aggressive. He didn’t rape me and he didn’t drug me, but he cornered me. It was so nasty, trying to get a quick kiss and touch my boobs. I felt so cheap, I was young, and I felt totally dirty. I just felt like I wanted to be invisible, I was so ashamed.

22 Nov, 2014

Says Cosby slipped her a Quaalude

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Emmons, who ran comedy clubs in the 70s and 80s, tells TMZ that Cosby slipped her a Quaalude as medicine to cure a headache. Emmons says she blacked out then woke up naked in a bed in Cosby’s suite with one of Cosby’s friends. Emmons adds that she confronted Cosby who told her the pill was “just a Quaalude”.

21 Nov, 2014

Accuses Cosby of sexual harassment

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Model-actress Leslie accuses Cosby of sexual harassment when she is targeted after sending the comedian a letter and photograph. She checks into a Las Vegas hotel and Cosby summons her to his luxury suite:

If you want to act, show me what you’ve got. Pretend you’re intoxicated. He pours me a stiff drink and tells me to act like I was blasted on booze, I couldn’t drink it. I tasted it and put it down. Then he asked me to go into the bathroom and wet my hair. . . . I walked back out, and he had removed his clothing and gotten into bed.

20 Nov, 2014

Alleges sexual assault at Johnny Carson show taping

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Moritz, who played Rose in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and was in Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke and had television parts in the 70s, says Cosby put his penis in her mouth in the NBC studio in New York before a taping of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in 1971. She says he promised that she would become a star through his direction, before then assaulting her:

He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, ‘have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways.’

Cosby’s lawyer responds:

We’ve reached a point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous…Mortiz is a lawyer who was disciplined by the California State Bar and ordered not to practice.

TMZ confirms this, saying Mortiz cannot practice because she didn’t report certain quarterly reports. The nature of the reports is unclear from the documents.

Accuses Cosby of rape

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Serignese says she met Cosby, who was putting on a show at the Las Vegas Hilton, in 1976, when she was 19. After a party she was alone with Cosby and he offered her some pills.

I took them, didn’t know what they were didn’t even ask. I just was intimidated I guess and I took them. Then my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me.

Cosby let her stay at his penthouse suite for several weeks, but asked her to leave when when she told him she might be pregnant (she wasn’t). She saw Cosby several times in the years following, but got married and moved on. In the mid 90s she got into financial trouble and reached out to Cosby, who said that Cosby had promised here $500 if she went to school and got all ‘A’s. Costby sent her $15,000 in total, but never heard from him again. In 2005 she says became a witness for another case, but the case was settled out of court.

I’m gonna say to Bill Cosby. You do owe me an explanation for why you did this to me. I want an apology. I want you to apologize for hurting me. I want you to apologize for taking advantage of me.

19 Nov, 2014

Dickinson claim: ‘A lie’

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Cosby’s lawyer releases a statement:

Janice Dickinson’s story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a lie. There is a glaring contradiction between what she is claiming now for the first time and what she wrote in her own book and what she told the media back in 2002. Ms. Dickinson did an interview with the New York Observer in September 2002 entitled ‘Interview With a Vamp’ completely contradicting her new story about Mr. Cosby. That interview a dozen years ago said ‘she didn’t want to go to bed with him and he blew her off.’ Her publisher HarperCollins can confirm that no attorney representing Mr. Cosby tried to kill the alleged rape story (since there was no such story) or tried to prevent her from saying whatever she wanted about Bill Cosby in her book. 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. 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.

18 Nov, 2014

Claims Cosby raped her

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Dickinson claims that she was raped by Bill Cosby in 1982 in an interview with ET.  She says that Cosby invited her to dinner to discuss a role on The Cosby Show, offering her a glass of wine and a pill she thought was for her cramps. She says her last memory of the night was of Cosby taking off his robe and climbing on top of her, and that the next morning she remembers ‘a lot of pain.’

The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man. I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.

She claims that she had included details of the assault in her 2002 autobiography, No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel, but that Cosby and his lawyer successfully pressured her and the publisher to remove the details.

I’m doing this because it’s the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story. I believe all the other women. Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issued with this incident has drove me into a life of trying to hurt myself because I didn’t have counsel and I was afraid. I was afraid of the consequences. I was afraid of being labeled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place.

Janice Dickinson: Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Me

17 Nov, 2014

Alleges rape by Cosby

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Cosby is accused of rape in an essay written by Joan Tarshis. In the essay, published in Hollywood Elsewhere, Tarshis alleges that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1969.

I had heard and/or strongly suspected I was not the only white girl he had drugged and raped but I never had any proof. No one began talking until 2004. And though I knew I should say something, I still felt ashamed. Ashamed that I didn’t earlier. In any event now, as more and more of his rape victims have come forward, all telling similar stories, the time is right to join them.

13 Nov, 2014

Accused of rape in op-ed

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Cosby is accused of rape by Bowman in an op-ed article titled, Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story? in The Washington Post. In the article, Bowman says Cosby assaulted her several times in 1985.

Cosby won my trust as a 17-year-old aspiring actress in 1985, brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times. In one case, I blacked out after having dinner and one glass of wine at his New York City brownstone, where he had offered to mentor me and discuss the entertainment industry. When I came to, I was in my panties and a man’s t-shirt, and Cosby was looming over me. I’m certain now that he drugged and raped me. But as a teenager, I tried to convince myself I had imagined it. I even tried to rationalize it: Bill Cosby was going to make me a star and this was part of the deal. The final incident was in Atlantic City, where we had traveled for an industry event. I was staying in a separate bedroom of Cosby’s hotel suite, but he pinned me down in his own bed while I screamed for help. I’ll never forget the clinking of his belt buckle as he struggled to pull his pants off. I furiously tried to wrestle from his grasp until he eventually gave up, angrily called me “a baby” and sent me home to Denver.

While I am grateful for the new attention to Cosby’s crimes, I must ask my own questions: Why wasn’t I believed? Why didn’t I get the same reaction of shock and revulsion when I originally reported it? Why was I, a victim of sexual assault, further wronged by victim blaming when I came forward? The women victimized by Bill Cosby have been talking about his crimes for more than a decade. Why didn’t our stories go viral?

10 Feb, 2005

Rape claim

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Green, a California lawyer, appears on the Today show and alleges that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in the 1970s. Green tells Lauer that Cosby, who had given her pills to combat a fever, drove her to her apartment and began:

groping me and kissing me and touching me and handling me and … taking off my clothes.

According to Green, Cosby left two $100 bills on her coffee table afterwards. Cosby’s lawyer:

Miss Green’s allegations are absolutely false. Mr. Cosby does not know the name Tamara Green or Tamara Lucier [her maiden name], and the incident she describes did not happen. The fact that she may have repeated this story to others is not corroboration.

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