Three New Bill Cosby Accusers, Including A ‘Cosby Show’ Guest Star, Come Forward, Allege Devastating Sexual Abuse, Highlight Hollywood News
Three new women went public Wednesday afternoon with powerful sexual assault allegations against disgraced comedian/actor Bill Cosby. Famed attorney Gloria Allred introduced three accusers during a press conference at her Los Angeles office: Ms. Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, Ms. Colleen Hughes and Ms. Eden Tirl.
Ms. Hughes says that she was an American Airlines flight attendant in the early 1970s when she met the comedian, who invited her to lunch at his hotel. She told the media that she changed out of her uniform in his bathroom and when she emerged, he handed her a glass of champagne. She woke up eight hours later, to find Cosby gone. This is a similar story to others, and is very chilling to hear.
She also recounted seeing her clothes “all over the floor” and “feeling semen on my back and all over me.” She later ran into Cosby on another flight and he asked her if she’d ever reported the incident. She had not.
Later, Ms. Whitedeer told her story, that she was an aspiring actress who met Cosby on a movie set shortly before he took her into the director’s office, where he forced her to perform oral sex on him. “I felt Cosby’s left hand gently grab my long hair behind my head … his giant frame blocked the door so if anyone should try to enter, they would not be able to see what he was doing,” she explained, adding that “his attack was fast with surgical precision and surprise on his side.”
Meanwhile, Ms. Tirl spoke with Cosby privately in his dressing room while playing a guest role on the fifth season of The Cosby Show but the encounter did not end in sex. She explained that she attempted to deter his flirtation by saying, “Bill, you are Jello pudding pops and Fat Albert to me. You are my childhood.”
His response? “‘Don’t say that! They all say that!'”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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