As numerous women come out of the woodwork with decades old allegations of rape and sexual abuse at the hands of America’s favorite daddy, Bill Cosby, an eighth victim is now claiming she too was taken advantage of by him.
According to a report in the New York Daily News today, in 1992, budding actress and model Angela Leslie contacted Cosby, sending him a letter and photograph of herself, which prompted The Cosby Show star to invite her to his Vegas hotel to “chat.”
Leslie told the publication that Bill Cosby’s driver picked her up from her home and dropped her at Cosby’s hotel. There she began talking to him about her career aspirations.
At that point, Leslie recalls, Cosby told her to do an impromptu audition, instructing her to act drunk for him, “If you want to act, show me what you’ve got. Pretend you’re intoxicated,” she recalled.
He then presented Leslie with a stiff drink and told her to act as intoxicated as she could, “I couldn’t drink it,” she recounted. “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.”
According to the story, which took place over 20 years ago, when Leslie returned from the bathroom with wet hair, Bill Cosby was laying naked in the bed and waited for her to join him.
When she did, according to Leslie, Cosby produced some lotion and poured it into her palm, pulling her hand under the blanket and onto his erect penis, “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.”
Fortunately for Leslie, Cosby soon tired of her, as she recalls, “I didn’t drink the alcohol, and maybe since I didn’t pass out, he decided to get rid of me. I felt so used. I felt that he didn’t get what he wanted, and he threw me out…. He didn’t make me feel special in any way. He said, ‘Come here, put your hand here, do this.'”
Obviously, there’s usually “no smoke without fire” when it comes to rape allegations, especially when the eighth alleged victim comes forward.
But for those allegations to be taken seriously by a court, women like Angela Leslie will need to answer how and why they agreed to get into bed with a naked Bill Cosby, perhaps thinking he just wanted to play chess?
It remains to be seen what the real validity of the Bill Cosby rape allegations are as legal teams prepare for what could be one of the biggest landmark cases of its kind in American history.