Joyce Emmons, a new Cosby accuser, is alleging Bill Cosby slipped her a Quaalude and that she later woke up nude and in bed with one of Cosby’s friends.
According to TMZ, Emmons regularly hung out with Cosby in the ’70s when the comedian performed in Las Vegas. Although Cosby did not do drugs himself, he kept a stash of drugs, including Quaaludes, in a drawer in his hotel room so his friends could party. On the night in question, Emmons states she had a migraine and Cosby gave her a white pill that was “a little strong,” but would take care of Emmons’ pain. Emmons alleges the next thing she knew, she woke up nude and in bed with a friend of Cosby’s who had been hitting on her earlier that night. Emmons alleges when she confronted Cosby about drugging her, he laughed it off and said, “It was just a Quaalude.”
Emmons’ allegation is the latest in drugging and assault accusations against Cosby. This week, two new Cosby accusers, Carla Ferrigno and Therese Serignese, came forward with allegations of drugging and assault at the hands of Cosby. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Ferrigno, former Playboy Bunny and wife of actor Lou Ferrigno, states in 1967, Cosby unsuccessfully attempted to ply her with cocktails, but did successfully assault her.
“He walks over to me and grabbed me. I thought he was just going to take [the pool cue] out of my hand. He grabbed me, pulls me like really tight to him, kisses me in the mouth, like really, really rough. And I, you know, I was a tough girl. I just took my hands and pushed him away and said, ‘What are you doing?'”
Therese Serignese, a registered nurse living in Florida, is alleging Cosby drugged and raped her in 1976 and is one of 13 “Jane Does” who filed a civil suit against Cosby in 2005. Serignese states she did not report the rape at the time, but is coming forward now because she wants Bill Cosby to apologize.
Although Emmons is the latest in a long line of women claiming to be victims of Bill Cosby, Attorney Marty Singer says the allegations against his client are simply not true.
Of the new Cosby accuser, Singer tells TMZ, “The brand new claims about decade-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous.”
All of the victims’ allegations are “unsubstantiated, fantastical stories,” according to Singer. Even so, these stories are having an impact on Cosby’s career, with networks like Netflix and NBC canceling or postponing projects, and venues canceling Cosby’s appearances.