Bill Cosby Allegations Keep On As Jane Doe In 2005 Case Comes Forward
Bill Cosby is again being accused of drugging and raping another woman in the 1970s. Donna Motsinger is the latest woman to come forward claiming Cosby assaulted her.
Donna Motsinger, now age 73 and living in New Mexico, alleges Cosby drugged and raped her in 1971. At the time of the alleged rape, Motsinger worked as a jazz club waitress in Sausalito, California. Donna Motsinger is also claiming to be one of the Jane Does who filed a civil suit against Cosby in 2005.
Motsinger told New York Post‘s Page Six on Tuesday that she is telling her story now, 43 years later, because she wants to support the other victims who are accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
“I feel guilty not telling my story,” Motsinger said from her home in Taos, New Mexico. “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.”
Motsinger is the latest in string of women accusing Bill Cosby of assault. In most instances, the women also allege Cosby drugged them before the rapes. Motsinger’s claims come two days after Renita Chaney Hill, a co-star of Bill Cosby’s in the ’80s, alleged he drugged her. Hill is unsure if Cosby ever raped her while she was unconscious. According to Hill, Cosby was paying her college tuition and her family members saw Cosby as a father figure to the 19-year-old Hill, but she decided to break all ties with Cosby and give up on her dreams of being an actress.
The allegations against Cosby are mounting. As Yahoo TV points out, the number of women accusing Bill Cosby of raping, drugging, coercing or sexually assaulting them since 1965 stands at 19 different women, many of which have come forward in the past few weeks.
Martin Singer, Bill Cosby’s attorney, has yet to comment on the allegations made this week by Hill and Motsinger.
Bill Cosby is keeping mum as well. He has not commented on the subject since he told Florida Today on November 21 that he would not talk about the allegations levied against him.
“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
The 2005 civil suit against Cosby, in which Motsinger participated, was settled in 2006.
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