Two More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

Lawyer Gloria Allred organized a news conference where three women — including previous accuser Beth Ferrier — accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them.

Two additional women have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

At a news conference held by lawyer Gloria Allred in Los Angeles, three women — including Beth Ferrier who originally told her story in 2005 — recounted stories similar to those from other women who have accused Cosby.

Ferrier was one of the 12 “Jane Does” who were willing to testify in Andrea Constand’s 2005 lawsuit. She says she had an affair with Cosby while an aspiring model/actress in the 1980s. After she ended the relationship, Ferrier says Cosby asked her to meet him after a stand-up set where he offered her a cappuccino. Ferrier says she blacked out, and later woke up in her car. “I believe Mr. Cosby drugged me and sexually assaulted me that night,” she said at the news conference.

A second accuser, known as Chelan, says she met Cosby when she was 17 and working in Las Vegas. She says Cosby gave her a “blue pill” that left her immobilized as Cosby began to sexually assault her; she says she awoke hours later to Cosby yelling, “Daddy says wake up!”

The third accuser, Helen Hayes, says Cosby groped her at a 1973 celebrity tennis tournament.

Cosby and his lawyers have steadfastly denied all accusations. Almost two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexual assaults between the 1960s and 2004.

[Washington Post]