Three More Women Accuse Bill Cosby
A former guest on “The Cosby Show”, along with two other women, has joined the growing list of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault dating back to the 1970s and ’80s.
Eden Tirl, a former actress, came out against Cosby Wednesday along with Colleen Hughes, a stewardess, and Linda Ridgway Whitedeer, another former actress, Fox News reports. The trio sat at a press conference in Los Angeles with attorney Gloria Allred, who People Magazine says represents 21 of the more than 40 women accusing Cosby. Allred said the three spoke out to show their support for other accusers.
Tirl said she was assaulted by Cosby while locked in a dressing room at a taping of Cosby’s show in 1989, Fox writes. Further, she claimed that Cosby harassed and intimidated her on the set.
Whitedeer’s accusation dates back to 1971. She told reporters she was assaulted in an office and forced to give Cosby oral sex, Fox says. Whitedeer’s ex-husband was a vice president at the William Morris Agency, People reports.
And Hughes told the New York Daily News yesterday that Cosby had offered her champagne out of her own Gucci-brand shoe, which she refused, when the two were getting ready for lunch at a Beverly Hills hotel, as Fox reports.
“I said, ‘Ewww, don’t do that, that’s gross, I just walked 3,000 miles in those shoes’,” Hughes told the Daily News. “He raised the shoe toward me offering the drink in my shoe to me and said, ‘A princess should always drink champagne out of a glass slipper.'”
Hughes also told the Daily News she fell asleep in the hotel room after having a glass of champagne. She discovered semen on her back when she woke up.
In 2005, Cosby admitted in a deposition that he had purchased Quaaludes to give to women he slept with. That deposition was in the original lawsuit brought against Cosby by Andrea Constand.
Tirl, for her part, was an actress on “The Cosby Show” on two separate occasions, as both a cop and teacher, the Daily News says. She told People that she was led off set several times during the 1989 taping, and on the third occurrence, Cosby forced her into a hug and said, “See that’s all we were going to do, make love. This is making love.”
Cosby is currently scheduled to give a deposition on October 9th in the case of Judy Huth, another accuser who is represented by Allred.
Cosby, who is 78 years old, has repeatedly denied all allegations and has never been charged with a crime.