Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault in a series of recent allegations by multiple women. However, rape allegations against the comedian date back to 2005.
Cosby has chosen to remain silent on all accusations, save one, which was settled out of court.
Instead, his lawyers have issued statements over the years dismissing these women’s stories as fabricated lies.
Andrea Constand, a former employee at Temple University, where Cosby started college in 1961, told Canadian authorities that in 2004 the comedian drugged her with “herbal pills” and then “touched her breasts and vaginal area, rubbed his penis against her hand, and digitally penetrated her,” ABC News reported in 2005. She alleged the incident occurred when Cosby invited her to his home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.
Cosby’s lawyer at that time, Walter M. Phillips Jr., told CNN the allegations were “utterly preposterous” and “plainly bizarre.” His lawyers later clarified that he had given her Benadryl to ease her tension.
Constand reported the alleged assault to Pennsylvania authorities but prosecutors did not pursue charges against Cosby. On Nov. 19, 2014, the former Montgomery County district attorney, Bruce Castor, told the Associated Press that he stands by his decision not to charge Cosby because there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him.
In March 2005, Constand filed a civil suit against Cosby charging him with battery and sexual assault. The lawsuit mentioned 13 Jane Does with similar stories. Before any of them could testify, the suit was settled out of court with Constand for an undisclosed amount in 2006. There was no admission of guilt.
The only time Cosby directly addressed her allegations was in a 2005 interview to the National Enquirer. He said “words and actions can be misinterpreted” and that he was “not going to give in to people who try to exploit me because of my celebrity status.”
California-based lawyer Tamara Green was the first Jane Doe on Constand’s lawsuit to go public with her accusations against Cosby. In 2005, Green went on the Today Show and alleged that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a “terribly traumatic event” over 30 years ago.
The then-aspiring singer was introduced to Cosby by a mutual friend in the 1970s. She said Cosby gave her pills when she was feeling sick at one of his restaurants. Around 30 minutes later, Green said she lost all motor control and was face down in her lunch. “I was very, very, very stoned,” she told Today host Matt Lauer.
Cosby then offered to drive her home. He helped her take off her clothes and get into bed and then sexually assaulted her, she said.
“He had gone from helping me to groping me, kissing me, touching me, and handling me,” Green said. After she confronted him, Cosby left two $100 bills on her coffee table and left the apartment.
Green said she did not report him to authorities because “the first thing you feel is stupid. And then no one will believe you… this is the great Bill Cosby.”
Cosby’s attorney called her allegations “absolutely false” and that Cosby did not know who she was.
Beth Ferrier, Jane Doe 5 on Constand’s lawsuit, also decided to go public with her allegations against Cosby.
The former model told the Philadelphia Daily News that after ending a month-long consensual affair with Cosby in the mid-’80s, he drugged her coffee and she ended up alone in her car with her bra undone and no memory of what happened to her for several hours.
Ferrier said Cosby gave her a cup of her “favorite coffee” to relax before a performance in Denver. She began to feel woozy and passed out.
“I woke up and I was in the back of my car all alone,” she said. “My clothes were a mess. My bra was undone. My top was untucked. And I’m sitting there going, ‘Oh my god. Where am I?’ What’s going on? I was so out of it. It was just awful.”
When she confronted Cosby, she said he told her she had had too much to drink.
Artist and former actress, Barbara Bowman, was also one of the Jane Does on the Constand lawsuit. She first went public with her accusations in a 2006 Philadelphia Magazine story.
Bowman, who now lives in Arizona, said Cosby assaulted her on multiple occasions in 1986 when she was an 18-year-old aspiring actress. The Denver native said Cosby was her mentor and “brainwashed her into viewing him as a father figure.”
The now-46-year-old said the first time Cosby raped her was in a Reno hotel. “He took my hand and his hand over it, and he masturbated with his hand over my hand,” she told People magazine in 2006.
According to Bowman, Cosby drugged and raped her again at his New York City brownstone. She said she blacked out after dinner and a glass of wine and woke up in her panties and a man’s T-shirt.
The last time was in Atlantic City where Bowman said she felt “completely doped up” after Cosby gave her a glass of wine. “He pinned me down in his own bed while I screamed for help,” Bowman wrote in a recent article for the Washington Post. “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.”
Bowman has most recently repeated her allegations in various publications: Newsweek in January, the Daily Mail in October, and the Washington Post on Nov. 13, after which Cosby canceled an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman and stayed silent when grilled on the accusations on NPR.
Bowman said she didn’t approach the authorities because she was convinced no one would listen to her. She said she was discouraged when her agent did nothing and a lawyer laughed at her and accused her of fabrication.
“That feeling of futility is what ultimately kept me from going to the police,” she said.
On Nov. 16, Joan Tarshis, a former actress and publicist, said that Cosby raped her twice in 1969 when she was 19 years old.
Tarshis, who is now 66 and lives in New York, described the encounters, which were similar to allegations made by other women, on Hollywood Elsewhere.
She said Cosby took a liking to her after she was introduced to him by mutual friends. He once asked Tarshis to help him with some material for The Bill Cosby Show. He gave her a red eye — a Bloody Mary topped with beer.
“The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed,” Tarshis said. “Through the haze I thought I was being clever when I told him I had an infection and he would catch it and his wife would know he had sex with someone. But he just found another orifice to use. I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me. Of course I told no one.”
Tarshis told BuzzFeed News that she decided to come forward “to support my sisters who were brave enough to come out before me.”
Cosby’s lawyer, John P. Schmitt, said the “decade-old, discredited allegations” against Cosby are not true, in a statement that has since been deleted from Cosby’s website. Schmitt said Cosby did not intend to “dignify these allegations with any comment.”
On Nov. 17, 63-year-old Linda Joy Traitz alleged in a Facebook post that Cosby tried to give her pills and drugs and got “sexually aggressive” with her when she was a 19-year-old waitress at his Los Angeles restaurant Café Figaro in the early ’70s.
Radar Online republished her Facebook post:
He used to come in from time to time and one day he offered me a ride home … I accepted. Instead, he drove out to the beach and opened a briefcase filled with assorted drugs and kept offering me pills “to relax,” which I declined. He began to get sexually aggressive and wouldn’t take ‘No’ for an answer. I freaked out and demanded to be taken home. I never went after him for this and have no financial gain to put myself out there like this. I’m 63 years old now and felt compelled to speak out. To all of you refuse to believe that a beloved actor could do this, you are wrong. Human failings come in all shapes and sizes. Does him being a famous actor exonerate him from this?
On Nov. 18, former supermodel Janice Dickinson appeared on Entertainment Tonight and alleged that Cosby raped her in Lake Tahoe in 1982.
Dickinson, now 59, said Cosby told her he could help with her singing career after she came out of rehab. She alleged that Cosby gave her red wine and a pill she asked for to help with stomach pains. She said she remembered that Cosby “sexually assaulted” her before she passed out.
She told Entertainment Tonight:
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. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.
In a Nov. 19 letter to BuzzFeed News, Cosby’s new attorney, Martin Singer, called Dickinson’s allegations “false and outlandish” and said her “story” was an “outrageous defamatory lie.”
On the same day, The Associated Press released a Nov. 6 video where Cosby told the interviewer to “scuttle” footage of him refusing to respond to the recent barrage of rape allegations.
“I think if you want to consider yourself to be serious,” Cosby said to the reporter, “that it will not appear anywhere.”
On Nov. 20, three women came forward with sexual assault allegations.
Lousia Moritz, 68, an actress in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest told TMZ that Cosby forced his penis in her mouth in her dressing room at NBC Studios before he was to appear on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in 1971.
She said Cosby “suddenly approached me and took out his penis, which was now in the line of my face [she’s 5 feet tall] and pressed up against it. 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.’”
Carla Ferrigno, wife and manager of The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, told a Los Angeles radio station, that she was invited to Cosby’s house in 1967 by a man she was dating then. After Cosby’s wife Camille went to bed and her date disappeared, Ferrigno said Cosby “grabbed me, pulled me to him and kisses me on the mouth like really, really rough.” She stopped him by saying she had never been kissed by a black man before but that it was “no different.” She said that angered Cosby and he came at her again but she ran out and went home.
Ferrigno, who posed for Playboy in 1966, said Cosby “loved young blonde pretty girls.” She said she decided to speak out after all these years because “I’m one more nail in the coffin who will keep him from doing this again.”
Therese Serignese, now a nurse in Florida, also came forth with accusations that Cosby drugged and raped her when she was a teenager. She was Jane Doe 10 on Constand’s lawsuit. Serignese, 57, told the Associated Press that Cosby invited her to his show in Las Vegas when she was 19. She said the comedian gave her two pills backstage.
“My next memory is clearly feeling drugged, being without my clothes, standing up,” she said. “Bill Cosby was behind me, having sex with me.”
Singer, Cosby’s lawyer, denied the allegations from all three women in a statement released on the same day.
“We’ve reached the point of absurdity,” he said. “The stories are getting more ridiculous. I think people are trying to come up with these wild stories in order to justify why they have waited 40 to 50 years to disclose these ridiculous accusations.”
Angela Leslie, a former model-actress, alleged that Cosby tried to drug her and forced her to fondle him in a Las Vegas hotel room in 1992.
Leslie, now 52, told the New York Daily News on Thursday that Cosby targeted her after she sent him a letter and a photograph hoping for a role in his movie Ghost Dad.
Leslie said that Cosby invited her to his luxury suite in Las Vegas to discuss her acting career. He offered her a drink that she didn’t consume and told her to wet her hair.
From the Daily News:
He then began rubbing against the actress before pouring lotion into her palm and pulling her hand under the blankets.
“With his hand on top of mine, he had me massage his penis,” she said. “He masturbated with my hand. I wasn’t pulling back. I was in shock.”
Renita Chaney Hill, 47, told KDKA on Friday, that she began a four-year, on-again off-again relationship with Cosby when she was a 15-year-old model and aspiring actress in the 1980s.
She said she appeared on Cosby’s educational TV segments Picture Pages.
The Pittsburgh native told KDKA that Cosby flew her to several cities and always invited her to his hotel room at night. She said he gave her drinks even though she was underage. She now believes she was drugged.
From her KDKA interview:
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? I always thought it was odd that after I had this drink I would end up in my bed the next morning and I wouldn’t remember anything.
Hill said she didn’t know if she was raped because she was unconscious. She ended contact with Cosby when she was 19.
Hill filed a defamation suit against Cosby in October 2015, accusing him of calling her a liar after she went public with her allegations of sexual misconduct.
The married mother of three said she waited so long to tell her story because “no one wants to be associated with something like this.”
On Friday, Singer issued another statement calling the women’s claims “unsubstantiated, fantastical stories.” The media vilification of Cosby needs to stop, Singer said.
From the statement:
These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.
Kristina Ruehli was a 22-year-old secretary at a Beverly Hills talent agency in 1965 when she said Bill Cosby drugged her and sexually assaulted her.
Ruehli has consistently said that Cosby invited her to his home for what she thought would be a party. Instead, he met her alone and served her two drinks, she said.
She passed out, then later found herself naked and in bed with Cosby, she said. He attempted to force her to have oral sex with him, she said, but he left after she went to a bathroom to throw up.
Though Ruehli did not publicly come forward until last year, she agreed in 2005 to testify in Andrea Constand’s lawsuit against Cosby.
“I don’t need money or aggravation,” Ruehli later told Philadelphia. “I’m very wealthy, so I have nothing to gain. But I wanted to come forward to tell the truth to back up other people.”
Victoria Valentino spoke out in an expansive Washington Post story that was published Nov. 22. Valentino, a former Playboy Playmate, was introduced to Cosby by a mutual friend in 1970. She told the Post that during a dinner with Cosby the comedian drugged her and a friend, then drove them back to an apartment in the Hollywood Hills. Valentino said Cosby raped her at the apartment, then told her to take a taxi home.
“He came over to me and sat down on the love seat and opened his fly and grabbed my head and pushed my head down,” she told the Post. “And then he turned me over. It was like a waking nightmare.”
Valentino never went to police because, she said, “in those days, it was always the rape victim who wound up being victimized.” However, she did tell her story to two other women, who also spoke with the Post.
“Every time I hear his name mentioned and see him getting an honorary doctorate and see him as this father figure, it makes me nauseated,” Valentino also said.
Jewel Allison, a former model, alleged that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his New York home in the 1980s after her agent introduced them.
The Brooklyn actor and writer told the New York Daily News that Cosby invited her for dinner, drugged her with a glass of wine, and placed her hands on his genitals.
“That was my sexual assault by this comedian,” Allison said. “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.”
Cosby then put her in a paid for cab that took her home.
“We may be looking at America’s greatest serial rapist that ever got away with this for the longest amount of time,” Allison told the Daily News. “He got away with it because he was hiding behind the image of Cliff Huxtable.”
Thompson was an aspiring model and actress from Maryland who met Cosby in New York in1988. She was Jane Doe 2 in the civil lawsuit against him, and first went public with her story in an interview with PEOPLE magazine. She said that Cosby assured her parents he would help with her move and career.
She told PEOPLE she began to get uncomfortable with his repeated dinner invitations and touches. During her last encounter with Cosby at his home in New York City, she said, “He knew on some level that I was probably ready to give in.”
From the PEOPLE interview:
“I’m allowing the rubbing,” she recalls. “He put his leg between my two legs, but I wasn’t excited. But I knew that that was the point – I had to get him excited.”
“I’m sure he fixed something to drink. He knew that I was ready to submit. The whole thing was like – I just knew that I gave him a hand job.” Cosby told her where to find lotion in the house, she claims, and she got it. “I’m like a robot, and that is what I became, and that is what I did for him.”
Cosby paid her $700 before she left his house, Thompson said.
Joyce Emmons was a comedy club manager and considered Cosby a friend. She and other comedy club employees or friends would often drive to Las Vegas when Cosby performed and stay in his suite.
In 1979, she asked Cosby for some Tylenol for a headache, she told People magazine. He offered her something stronger, and though she told him she did not use drugs, he assured her it would was safe.
She said she woke up in bed the next day, undressed and next to a businessman friend of Cosby’s. When she later confronted Cosby, he told her, “It was just a Quaalude,” People reported.
Emmons later told New York Magazine, “If he didn’t have the respect for me, who was a really close friend, then he could do that to anybody he didn’t know very well.”
Motsinger, Jane Doe 8 in the Constand lawsuit, spoke out publicly about being drugged and raped by Cosby in the 70s.
The now 71-year-old told ABC7 News that she met Cosby when she was a single mom waitressing at a Sausalito restaurant that was popular with stars.
Motsinger, who lives in New Mexico, said that Cosby invited her for his performance in San Carlos and that they drank in his limousine on the way there.
“I didn’t feel right. I felt bad,” Motsinger told ABC7 News. “I finally asked him, can I please have an aspirin. Next thing I know, I wake up in the limo with his hands on me. I wake up in my own bed the next morning, all my clothes off, except for my underwear, and I know I have been sexually assaulted.”
Motsinger told The New York Post that she felt like “coward” for not going public with her accusations for 43 years.
“I feel guilty not telling my story,” Motsinger told The Post. “I’m a coward over here. Those women are brave. It’s the least I can do. I want to tell people so [the victims] can’t be bullied, so they can’t be discredited.”
In an essay for Vanity Fair, model and actor Beverly Johnson accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her in the mid-’80s at his New York home.
Johnson, who was the first black woman on American Vogue, said that Cosby invited her and her daughter to his New York house, which she said, in retrospect, “seems like part of a perfectly laid out plan, a way to make me feel secure with him at all times.”
The next time she went to Cosby’s home alone, and he insisted she have a cappuccino.
Johnson said she had experimented with drugs at parties and she “knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and drugged good.”
Johnson said she called Cosby “motherfucker” several times, which angered him. She alleged that the actor grabbed her, yanked her forcefully down the stairs and out of his home, and put her in a taxi which he waved down.
Judy Huth from California filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1974 when she was 15 years old.
The now-55-year-old woman alleged that Cosby approached her and her 16-year-old friend when they were watching a movie being filmed in Lacy Park, California.
According to the lawsuit, Cosby engaged them in conversation, asked them their ages, and invited them to his tennis club the following Saturday.
There, he allegedly took them to a house, played billiards, and made Huth drink a beer every time Cosby won a game. After the girls had several alcoholic drinks, Cosby took them to the Playboy Mansion and told them to lie about their ages, the lawsuit said.
After Huth used a bathroom in one of the bedrooms, Cosby allegedly told her to sit beside him on a bed.
“He then proceeded to sexually molest her by attempting to put his hand down her pants, and then taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent,” the lawsuit states.
The incident caused Huth to suffer from “psychological damage and mental anguish” throughout her life, her lawsuit said.
Helen Hayes and a woman identified only as Chelan came forth with allegations that Cosby sexually assaulted them at a news conference with feminist lawyer Gloria Allred.
Hayes said that Cosby followed her around and groped her at an event in Pebble Beach, California, in 1974. “He reached over my shoulder and grabbed my right breast. I was stunned and angry,” she said. “His behavior was like that of a predator.”
Chelan said her grandmother sent her photos to Cosby when she was a 17-year-old aspiring model working at the Las Vegas Hilton. Cosby invited her to his hotel room and gave her a blue pill and a shot of amaretto, she said.
She alleged that Cosby then led her to his bedroom. “Next to me on the bed, (he) began pinching my left nipple. Humping on my leg while he was grunting. I could not open my eyes,” said Chelan. “Thirteen to 16 hours later I woke up to him clapping his hands, saying ‘daddy says wake up.’”
She said he gave her $1,500 to buy something for herself and invited her to his show.
Chloe Goins: Dec. 15, 2014
Goins, 24, told Mail Online that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2008 during a Playboy Mansion party.
Goins, a model and Las Vegas lap dancer, said that the comedian offered her a drink spiked with a sedative and then sexually assaulted her in a bedroom after Hugh Hefner introduced her to “his good friend” Cosby.
The then 18-year-old said the drink tasted strong and “everything kind of went a little foggy.” She said the last thing she remembered was Cosby showing her to a bedroom.
From Mail Online:
She claims she woke up completely naked on a bed and alleges Cosby was hunched over her licking her toes. She knew she was still in the Playboy mansion because she could hear music playing.
Disturbingly, Goins said the then 70-year-old had his trousers around his ankles and was pleasuring himself.
‘I was butt naked lying on my back on a bed and didn’t have any idea where I was.
Goins’ attorney told FOX411 on Jan.7 that she was going to file a formal complaint with the LAPD next week.
Lisa, who was identified only by her first name on the Dr. Phil Show, alleged that Cosby drugged her in 1988.
The then 21-year-old aspiring model said Cosby had asked to meet her through her modeling agency. “I was star-struck. I felt invincible.”
She described Cosby as being respectful and a gentleman who offered to help her with her career. During their second meeting, she took her mother and her brother along. “My mother trusted Bill completely,” Lisa said.
The next time Cosby called Lisa alone to his hotel room and asked her to demonstrate her acting skills, she said. Lisa then alleged that the comedian fixed her a drink — “brown liquid which looked like a shot” — telling her it would help her to relax. He allegedly gave her a second drink after which Lisa said she began to feel dizzy.
He then asked her to join him on the couch on which he was sitting with his legs open, Lisa said. “I was sitting down in between his legs with my back to his crotch,” she said. “He started to stroke my hair back in a petting motion. The last thing I remember is just feeling the strokes on my head. After that I don’t remember anything else.”
Lisa said she doesn’t know what happened after the stroking. Her mother told Dr. Phil that Cosby “had sexual intentions, without a doubt.”
Katherine McKee: Dec. 22, 2014
McKee, 65, told the New York Daily News that Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Sammy Davis Jr. who she referred to her as her lover at the time.
McKee, a former Las Vegas showgirl and actress, said she was introduced to Cosby in the late 1960s when she partied with Davis’ Rat Pack.
While she was in Detroit for a gig with Davis, Cosby allegedly told her to pick up some ribs and come to his hotel room.
From the Daily News:
“I remember I walked in the door, and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me,” McKee said of Cosby.
“He spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it. We were still standing at the door when he attacked me,” she told The News. “It was so fast and so shocking and so unbelievable,” she said.
“To me, there was a different personality involved. He was a different man. It felt like a different person performing that act.”
Mckee, who is now a casting agent, said the two of them left the room together to attend a party after she composed herself in the bathroom. She said Cosby was “rude and cold” to her for the rest of the night.
She said she did not tell anyone, including Davis, about the incident. “It was a rape, but it seemed so strange to call it that. We think of rape as a stranger who attacks you in a parking lot. I chalked it up to another powerful person in Hollywood who just felt he could take what he wanted from women.”
Three new accusers leveled sexual assault allegations against Cosby at a news conference with feminist attorney Gloria Allred.
Linda Kirkpatrick and Lynn Neal alleged that the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted them at his Las Vegas Hilton dressing room in the early 1980s when both women were in their twenties. Kirkpatrick said that after Cosby apologized to her the next day, she went back to his dressing room where she alleged he became sexually aggressive with her again.
Another woman identified only as Kacey knew Cosby when she assisted one of his agents at William Morris, Tom Illius. She said Cosby began to take “a more personal interest in her.”
Kacey alleged that Cosby gave her a “large white pill” at his bungalow after they had lunch at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. “Next, I remember waking up in a bed with Mr. Cosby naked beneath his open robe,” she said. “After that I did not want to see or work with Mr. Cosby so I left William Morris. I wanted to take legal action against Mr. Cosby at that time, but I was fearful that if I did, he would retaliate against me and my family.”
Cindra Ladd: Jan. 26, 2015
In a first person essay titled “Cosby: ‘Trust Me’” for Huffington Post, Cindra Ladd alleged that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969.
The former entertainment executive said she met Cosby in New York when she was 21 and he was a “32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likeable and popular entertainers in the business.”
Ladd said the two began “hanging out” and described him as a “perfect gentleman.”
Before they planned to go for a movie one night, Ladd said Cosby took her to his friend’s apartment when she complained of a headache. According to her account, he gave her a capsule, and said “Don’t you trust me?” when she asked what the pill was.
After taking the capsule, Ladd said the rest of the night was a “blur” and she has been unable to recall what happened even today. “I have a vague recollection of feeling like I was floating while walking through Times Square and watching some kind of Japanese samurai movie with him,” she wrote.
What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual. It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further.
Ladd said she never considered going to the police because the concept of “date rape” didn’t exist at that time. She only told her roommate then, and nine years ago, she told her husband, film producer Alan Ladd Jr. who also served as the president of Twentieth Century Fox.
Ladd said she had no plans to sue Cosby and only went public because “the truth deserves to be known.”
The former actress and model told reporters about Cosby’s unwanted sexual advances toward in 1987.
She had finished filming a role on The Cosby Show when she was called to his dressing room. There, he gave her a drink and stood in front of her with his crotch in her face.
Gumpel, whose last name was then Selby, said she refused Cosby’s advances but her career suffered. She said she wanted to speak out now because of the arrogance he had shown other women who accused him of sexual assault.
At a news conference in Los Angeles, the two former models described being drugged by Cosby while they were in their early twenties.
Brown said she met Cosby through her agent in 1969 while she was living in Canada. Cosby invited her to his show and dinner afterward. On the way home, he asked her to stop in his hotel room to give her a gift, Brown said.
“Because I trusted Mr. Cosby, and also because I knew that his two male ‘bodyguards’ were waiting in the car, I never suspected anything would happen to me,” Brown said.
Cosby gave her a soft drink, and she said she blacked out. Brown alleged that she awoke naked in bed beside him, and that Cosby then sexually assaulted her.
Brown said she was coming forward because wanted people to know who Cosby really is.
“He has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality, and if you trust him, then he has fooled you as well,” she said.
Lublin also met Cosby through her modeling agency, in 1989. After meeting several times, he invited her to his suite in Las Vegas to evaluate her acting skills.
He offered her two drinks, which Lublin said she at first declined, but he allegedly insisted. She said she began to feel dizzy and recalled him stroking her hair.
Lublin said she then blacked out and woke up at her home. Because she did not usually drink, she said she at first believed she had a bad reaction to the alcohol.
“Bill Cosby made me a victim,” she said, “but every victim of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault who has been called a whore and a liar has helped to make me a survivor.”
Thomas, a former model, told CNN that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a house in Reno in 1984.
She said she was introduced to Cosby through her modeling agency, JF Images, when she was a 24-year-old aspiring actress in Denver. The agent told her Cosby wanted to mentor young talent in the industry.
Thomas said she was driven to a house outside Reno which was used by Cosby to get away from the paparazzi.
She alleged that after performing a monologue for him, he asked her to act intoxicated. When she failed to impress him, Thomas said Cosby offered a glass of Chablis after which her memory is foggy.
Thomas says that when she woke up, Cosby was next to her in bed, naked and “forcing himself in my mouth.” She says she remembers feeling like she wanted to throw up.
Soon after, Thomas says, Cosby was getting on top of her again and referring to himself in the third person.
“I’m your friend … your friend is gonna (ejaculate) again,” Thomas remembers him saying.
Rather than get angry with Cosby, Thomas says, she made excuses and asked herself, “What’s happened? Why am I here? Why is he naked? What did I say? What did I do?”
Thomas said she stormed out, but later apologized to him for being rude. She also traveled to St. Louis to meet him after a few months of the alleged assault because, she said, “I’m thinking this is all my fault.”
Thomas decided to come forward with her story after 30 years because she recently learned her mother always knew something bad had happened and supported her to tell the truth. She also said that she wanted to support all the women who had come forward with their stories.
Patricia, another Jane Doe on the Constand lawsuit against Cosby, told BuzzFeed News that the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her twice, in 1978 and 1980.
Patricia (whose last name is withheld to protect her privacy) said she met Cosby when he was a speaker at the University of Massachusetts from where she graduated. Cosby offered to mentor the 22-year-old aspiring singer and invited her for a dinner party to his family home in Massachusetts, she said.
According to her, she was the only one at his party. She said Cosby offered her a drink and asked her to act like an elegant queen with oatmeal dripping down her face.
“It was so creepy,” Patricia told BuzzFeed News. “He told me to convince him that I could remain regal and queenlike no matter what I looked like. I would leave the room and walk back in, pretending to be a queen with oatmeal on her face, and he would tell me I was doing it wrong and to go back and try again. Then, I started to feel weird from the drink. And then I don’t remember much.”
Patricia said she woke up naked after the party and felt humiliated after getting sick in front of the star. She continued to trust Cosby who arranged acting lessons for her and financed her fitness classes because he said she needed to lose weight, according to Patricia.
In 1980, Patricia said Cosby requested her to style her hair like Queen Noor of Jordan who he was “obsessed with.” After performing at a show, he forced her to take some pills that would “relax her,” Patricia said. She said she woke up the next morning naked and knew that someone had penetrated her.
Patricia, who now lives in Northern California, told BuzzFeed News that she didn’t tell anyone because at that time, “Powerful men were not challenged by women. I didn’t think anyone would believe me.”
Shapiro claims Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1975. The two met in Santa Monica, California, Shapiro said, where she worked at a doughnut shop. Shapiro, who was 19 years old at the time, said the comedian invited her to his film set where they spent the afternoon. She claims he later invited her to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion, but instead of going there, Shapiro said they entered a “rec place” or “game house,” which had a pool table and pinball machines.
Shapiro said that Cosby made a bet with her: whoever lost the game of pinball had to take a pill. After losing the game, Shapiro complied. She claims she was not drinking alcohol that evening.
She continued to say that when she woke up, both she and Cosby were naked and he was inside of her. Shapiro said she was in and out of consciousness and every time she was awake, Cosby was allegedly inappropriately touching her.
Welles said she first met Cosby through her mother, who was a story editor at Paramount, and said she considered him a family friend. One day in the mid-1960s, when Welles was 17, her mother took her to the set of Cosby’s I Spy. Welles said Cosby invited her to go see jazz, to which she agreed because she was an aspiring singer at the time.
“My mom was sure I’d be in safe hands with Bill,” Welles said, according to The Wrap.
At the jazz club, Welles recalled ordering a Coke and that “things began to come blurry,” after drinking it. She said she later woke up in an apartment without Cosby. She said she felt like she had sex.
“I did not want to believe that a family friend would do that to me,” Welles said.
The three women went public with their allegations for the first time at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred.
Autumn Burns alleged that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1970 when she was a 20-year-old game starter in a Vegas casino. She said Cosby introduced himself to her at the International Hotel (now Hilton), gave her $500 to gamble, and invited her to his suite after his show.
Burns alleged that she began to feel “woozy and out of control” after Cosby made her a scotch on the rocks. According to her account, Cosby told her to sit on the bed where he was lying naked.
“When I did he grabbed me by the back of my neck and stuck his erect penis down my throat,” Burns said. “I remember my head was being pounded up and down and then
he lifted me on top of him and had sex with me. When he was done I knew I had to leave the room and get home.”
Janice Baker Kinney alleged the she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in may 1982 when she was a 24-year-old bartender at Harrah’s in Reno. She said Cosby offered her three pills when she went for a “pizza party” to the Harrah’s house where the comedian was staying.
She said she passed out while playing backgammon with Cosby and awoke to find her jeans unzipped and her blouse opened. According to her account, Cosby asked her if she was ok and put his hand inside her blouse.
“I woke up the next morning naked, in bed with a naked Bill Cosby,” Kinney said. “He was touching me on my belly and on my genital area.”
When she was about to leave, she said that Cosby stopped her and said, “this is between me and you” and put his finger to his mouth like a ‘shhhh’ sign.
Marcella Tate alleged Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was a 27-year-old model in 1975. Tate, who was introduced to Cosby through mutual friends, said that Cosby offered her a glass of wine at the mansion which was her “last clear memory.”
She said her next cloudy memory was of being on a bed in a different room of the mansion with Cosby lying naked next to her.
“I knew that I was in a sexual situation,” Tate said. “I never intended to be in that situation and would never have agreed to any sexual contact with Mr. Cosby, but because I was barely conscious and felt drugged, I was unable to do anything to get out of it.”
She said she did not know how she got home that night. “I believe that I was targeted and drugged by Bill Cosby.”
The two women went public with their accusations for the first time at a news conference May 1 with attorney Gloria Allred in New York.
Sammie Mayes, a writer and author, said she met Cosby while covering a television executives conference in New Orleans around 1986-87. She said he agreed to her request for an interview and invited her to his hotel to talk.
Once in his suite, Mayes alleged Cosby mixed her a drink and that she took two big swigs hoping it would help the interview go smoothly.
“The next thing I remember when I awoke from my state of unconsciousness, I seemed to have been drooling, and was sloppily slouched in the chair with barely the edge of my bottom in it,” Mayes said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.
Mayes said Cosby was standing and staring down at her silently with a “placid expression on his face.”
Mayes said that she realized she had been out cold but could not tell for how long.
“I felt something stabbing at my breasts. I glanced down. My long sleeve button-
down shirt was unbuttoned and my underwire bra slid over to the side exposing my breasts. The out-of-place wire was digging into my chest. The chain belt, which I wore tightly around my waist, had been unhooked and re-hooked, left loose around my hips,” she said.
She left his room after apologizing profusely for embarrassing herself “although I knew Bill Cosby had done this.”
Lili Bernard, who guest-starred as the “zany and very pregnant Mrs. Minifield” on the last season of The Cosby Show in the early 1990s, said Cosby had mentored her and called her “one of his kids.”
Bernard, who is now a mother of six, said that after Cosby “had won my complete trust and adoration, he drugged me and raped me.”
She did not provide details on the alleged rape, but said that the comedian gave her a death threat.
“His last words to me were, ‘As far as I’m concerned, Bernard, you’re dead. Do you hear me? You’re dead, Bernard. You don’t exist. I never wanna see your face again. Now get the hell out of here!’
“I interpreted that as a death threat and feared for my life,” Bernard said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
After her last contact with Cosby in 1992, Bernard said she became suicidal and was hospitalized.
“I still suffer panic attacks and night terrors as a result of what Mr. Cosby did to me,” she said.
PJ Masten was a manager at the Playboy Club in Chicago in the 1970s when she met Cosby, she told New York magazine. In 1979, they had dinner together and Cosby offered her a cocktail.
Masten said she woke up in bed with Cosby, bruised and naked, New York reported.
“I’ve overcome a lot, but this rape brought me to my knees,” she told the magazine. “I think the hardest part was that I didn’t have control of myself. I would never have allowed that to happen, never.”
Two actresses and a former flight attendant went public with their accusations at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred.
Linda Whitedeer alleged that Cosby forced his penis inside of her mouth during an interview in a director’s office in 1971. “I couldn’t breathe. I was in shock,” Whitedeer said. “He gloated over my humiliation. He planned it. Even to this day, I am still ashamed that I went into shock.”
Colleen Hughes, who worked as an American Airlines flight attendant in the early ’70s alleged that Cosby raped her in his hotel room while she was unconscious after drinking champagne the comedian offered her.
According to her, Cosby drank champagne out of the Gucci pumps she had worn during her flight. When she told him “that’s gross,” she said that Cobsy allegedly offered it to her saying, “A princess should always drink champagne out of a glass slipper.”
Hughes said that when she woke up, she was naked and covered in semen with no sign of Cosby.
Eden Tirl, an actress, alleged that Cosby harassed her after she worked on a episode of The Cosby Show in 1989. She said that after Cosby invited her to his dressing room, he told her to turn around, put his hands over the back of her hand and started moving their hands together like an exercise for actors known as “the mirror exercise.” He then pulled her into him, wrapped both their hands around him and whispered in her ear, “‘See, that’s all we were going to do, make love. That’s making love,’” Tirl said. He then hugged her and left the room, according to Tirl.
Allred said that it while was too late for the women to take any legal action against Cosby, they were not the last three to come forward with accusations.
Fox and Elizabeth came forward with their accusations during a press conference convened by attorney Gloria Allred.
The allegations made by Fox and Elizabeth follow a similar pattern to the accusations previously levied against Cosby by more than 40 women. The two new accusers said Cosby used his fame and influence to lure them into spending time with him, only to then use drugs and alcohol to incapacitate and sexually abuse them.
Elizabeth, who was only identified with a pseudonym, said she met Cosby during the summer of 1976 on a flight from New York to Los Angeles. The starstruck flight attendant, who said she was “barely 20 years old” at the time, asked the comedian for an autograph. Cosby then invited her to the Playboy Mansion to “lay out in the sun while he played tennis with James Brown.”
Cosby then took Elizabeth out to dinner at a Japanese restaurant called Tokyo KaiKan, the accuser said in her statement. There, the comedian allegedly made her drink sake.
“It was like being under anesthesia when you start to work off. I don’t remember how we got to his hotel room,” she said. “I felt like I was going to pass out or get very sick. He made me kneel down. I don’t want to repeat what happened next. All I know is that it was the most horrifying thing that could happen to an innocent young woman.”
Fox said she met Cosby in Los Angeles in the 1970s, when she was 23 and working as an extra on the set of Uptown Saturday Night. The comedian invited her to a late-night jam session at a jazz bar in Redondo Beach.
After the session, Fox said, Cosby invited her to the Playboy Mansion, where they had dinner and drinks.
“I became ill,” Fox said. “I vaguely remember coming back from the bathroom. The next thing I remember was that I was sort of awake, in a bed, with no clothes on, and there was Mr. Cosby, in a robe, crawling from the bottom of the bed. I was incapacitated and couldn’t say no. He engaged in sexual activity with me. It was not consensual.”
Lisa Christie — who wore the Mrs. America crown from 1997 to 1998 and is now a fitness expert — told reporters on Sept. 30, 2015 she met Cosby as an 18-year-old model just back from Germany.
After mentoring Christie for two years, he booked her a flight to meet him in Chicago at the Ambassador East Hotel.
Upon arriving, Christie said Cosby was in his pajamas smoking a cigar and insisted she have a drink before starting an acting exercise, during which “he tried to kiss me like a boyfriend would.” He told her she owed him, and that she would never make it unless she slept with him, she said.
After trying to get her to sleep with him one more time, Christie said, she left the hotel and Chicago and cut ties with Cosby.
Sharon Van Ert said she met Cosby in 1976 while working at the Concerts By The Sea jazz club on the Redondo Beach Pier.
After having a couple of drinks, Cosby sat with her in a car outside, she said. She remembered him touching her, then she blacked out, she said. Van Ert said she believes she was drugged. She woke up alone in the car, with her panties missing, she said.
Pamela Abeyta said she was introduced to Cosby at the age of 25 after a friend suggested the comedian — a regular guest at the Playboy Mansion — could help her be featured in the magazine.
But after seeing a show with Cosby and some of his friends, Abeyta said everything suddenly became a blur.
“I believe that someone put something in my drink,” Abeyta said, recalling how she didn’t remember leaving the show. “When I came to, I was lying in Bill Cosby’s bed, not my own room.”
She said she awakened “for a second” before blacking out again. She said she saw two other naked people and Bill Cosby was sitting on the side of the bed. The next morning, she said she woke up in her own room — unclear about what had happened through the night.
Two more women came forward in October 2015 to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
One woman, who only gave her first name as Dottye, said she was working as a actress in 1984 when she missed an open call casting at NBC for the The Cosby Show. Determined, she took the initiative of sending Cosby her headshot and was shocked when he responded with an invitation to audition privately at his New York City brownstone.
Once there, she claims she was drugged and raped. Dottye said she never told anyone because she didn’t think they’d believe her.
Another woman, Donna Barrett, recalled the day when Cosby grabbed her from behind at a University of Pennsylvania track demanding “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.