Three more women came forward during a Wednesday press conference to assert that they too were sexually assaulted by famed comedian Bill Cosby.
The newest allegations come weeks after a 2005 deposition revealed Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes in the 1970s to give to women with whom he intended to have sex. Attorney Gloria Allred — who represents over five women, including Beth Ferrier (aka Jane Doe No. 5) and Helen Hayes, who were listed in Andrea Costand’s 2005 sexual assault case against Cosby — brought forth the newest victims, all of whom shared disturbing details about their encounters with the comedian.
Former flight attendant Colleen Hughes says Cosby grossed her out when he drank champagne from one of her Gucci shoes. She declined to share the drink with him, but did accept a glass full of champagne. What she remembers next, Hughes told reporters according to the NY Daily News, is waking up in a hotel room with Cosby’s semen on her back.
Hughes and former actresses Linda Ridgeway and Eden Tirl said they were all in their 20s when they crossed paths with Cosby. They joined the more than 40 women who have already made reputation-ruining accusations against Cosby. The 78-year-old continues to deny any wrongdoing.
“Many of them were in fear because they had never spoken out publicly about anything and certainly in some cases had never even told family, co-workers and friends about what they allege Mr. Cosby did to them,” said lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents the trio and other Cosby accusers.
More than 30 women have come forward with claims of sexual abuse. Last month, those women banded together to make a powerful statement about the abuse they endured and America’s overall rape culture on the cover of New York Magazine.
Cosby, 78, continued to face more backlash for the allegations this week. Northern Illinois University has removed a poster from their Convocation Center of the comedian’s performance 13 years ago. Head of the university’s facilities, John Cheney, says the school no longer wishes to align itself with the disgraced actor.
Cosby will head to court in October for a deposition related to his alleged sexual encounter with a minor at the Playboy Mansion 41 years ago.
SOURCE: NY Daily News | VIDEO CREDIT: NDN
Gloria Allred has challenged Cosby attorney, Monique Pressley to a debate. Watch Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now Straight Talk Panel discuss the latest developments in the ongoing Cosby drama and the Allred debate challenge in the video clip below.