Another Cosby Accuser Comes Forward
Another Bill Cosby accuser has decided to make her story public.
“Patricia” — her last name wasn’t disclosed — came forward in a Buzzfeed article today. She was reportedly one of the 13 “Jane Doe” witnesses lined up to testify against Cosby when former Temple University employee Andrea Constand filed suit against the entertainer a decade ago. But that suit was settled before it went to trial, and Patricia had not told her story publicly until today.
Patricia told Buzzfeed she was invited in 1978 to Cosby’s house in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, when she was 22 years old. She expected to dine with Cosby and his wife, but only Cosby was there.
“It was so creepy,” Patricia said. “He told me to convince him that I could remain regal and queenlike no matter what I looked like. I would leave the room and walk back in, pretending to be a queen with oatmeal on her face, and he would tell me I was doing it wrong and to go back and try again. Then, I started to feel weird from the drink. And then I don’t remember much.”
Patricia blacked out and then came to in Cosby’s guest bedroom, she said. She was naked, and Cosby was standing over her in a bathrobe. He told Patricia she had thrown up and passed out and that he’d had to wash her dress. He was even nice enough to offer her a toothbrush.
Buzzfeed reports that Patricia says her last encounter with Cosby came in 1980, at a taping of The Dinah Shore Show. Cosby, Patricia says, refused to talk with her unless she agreed to take pills that would “relax” her.
“I was very sick and knew that someone had penetrated me,” she said. “Finally, I realized what was happening.”
When Patricia confronted Cosby about what had happened, he was furious, she said. He told her she was ungrateful and threw her out of his suite. She didn’t tell anyone what had happened for years.
“I internalized the events with tremendous shame and far too much responsibility,” Patricia, now 58, told BuzzFeed. “I didn’t think that anyone would believe me.”
Cosby’s attorneys did not respond to Buzzfeed’s request for comment. The comedian has denied all allegations and has not been criminally charged with any wrongdoing.
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