Two new women came forward Thursday accusing Bill Cosby of drugging them, and one alleges the comedian sexually assaulted her. Gloria Allred says she has more accusers who are ready to come forward.
USA Today reports the two women appeared at a Los Angeles press conference on Thursday with civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who represents six of the nearly three dozen women who are accusing Bill Cosby of drugging them over the past four decades.
Allred asserts that while the 77-year-old comedian may want this scandal to go away, she has more accusers just waiting to come forward.
“Mr. Cosby thinks that this will soon be over and that no more women will come forward. He is very wrong. I still have many women who have not yet come forward but who are willing to do so in the future.”
Linda Brown and Lise-Lotte Lublin are the latest women to come forward accusing Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. According to Reuters, Brown says she met Cosby in 1969 at a restaurant in Toronto and she ended up going his hotel suite. The former model alleges he gave her a soft drink that caused her to black out. When she woke up, she was naked and in bed next to the comedian and that is when, she alleges, he raped her.
“I couldn’t move or speak. I felt paralyzed, he flipped me over and sexually assaulted me. I felt like a rag doll and like a real-life blow-up doll for him.”
Lublin says she met Mr. Cosby at a Las Vegas hotel in 1989 where he gave her two drinks and she then became disoriented. The former model alleges that he later embraced her and began stroking her hair. She says her memory of the encounter is hazy and she just remembers waking up at her home and not knowing how she got there, although her car was in the driveway.
“Bill Cosby appears to think that rape is a joke. Let me tell you something, Bill, I’m not laughing.”
At the press conference, Gloria Allred alluded to Cosby’s recent statements to the public that he is not being finished (performing). “He should know that we are also far from finished with him,” said the attorney.
Brown and Lublin are the second and third women to come forward with allegations against Mr. Cosby in the past few days. On Sunday, Helen Gumpel, a former actress and model, held a press conference in Boston to accuse the comedian of sexual harassment during her time on The Cosby Show in the late ’80s.
Bill Cosby canceled his Bakersfield, California performance for Thursday, which is just one of several recent cancellations. His February 21 appearance at Heinz Hall was canceled as a result of a mutual agreement between both the venue and the comedian. He also cancelled his Boston performances scheduled this past weekend for the Wilbur Theatre. He released a report stating the cancellation was due to inclement weather. Promoter Bill Blumenreich, however, says no matter what the reason, he will not reschedule the Boston shows due to the allegations.
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