19 Bill Cosby Accusers: Complete Breakdown of the Allegations

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It is no longer news that popular actor Bill Cosby has been publicly accused of raping, drugging, coercing or sexually assaulting  different women since 1965 and many of them have only begun to come forward in recent weeks. A total of 19 women have come out to publicly claim that the actor abused them mostly by drugging them before having his way with them. The last of the incident dates as recently as 2000.

The 77 year-old comedian hasn’t been charged with any crimes stemming from these allegations, but over a decade after the first woman went public the world has taken notice. Many of Cosby’s upcoming live performances have been canceled or postponed amid the swirling storm of claims. Netflix has postponed his special indefinitely and TV Land even nixed “Cosby Show” reruns from its lineup.

Those allegedly victimized by the entertainment icon’s alleged crimes vary in age, vocation and ethnicity, but there tales of assault bear similarities. Most women who came forward, for instance, claimed Cosby either offered them pills or drugged them by spiking their drink.

According to  yahoo.com/news, it reports  that TheWrap compiled a comprehensive list of allegations levied against Cosby and will continue updating it accordingly. Here it is, starting with the most recent person to come forward:

1. Jena T. 

Date of Alleged Assault – 1989

Date of Accusation – Nov. 25, 2014 

A former model who would only identify herself as Jena T. claimed Cosby pressured her into performing a sexual act on him in 1989, when she was a teen. The Florida woman, now 44, said she was only 17 when she first met Cosby in 1988. She claimed he pressured her into giving him a handjob sometime later in 1989, with promises of rewards. ”He promised my parents he’d take care of me,” Jena T. told People, in an article.

Jena T. said she penned a poem for him later that year, and sent it to him: “Receive a phone call from the Big Man/Who says he has a plan… He is a thief, a hypocrite and a whore/Who only wants more.” According to People, she spoke out about her alleged interactions with Cosby in 2005 as part of a civil complaint against Cosby filed by another alleged victim of his sexual assault.

2. Jewel Allison

Date of Alleged Assault – late 1980s

Date of Accusation – Nov. 24, 2014 

Jewel Allison told the New York Daily News that Cosby took her to dinner one night in the late 1980s, but was victimized after drinking wine which made her ill. Allison alleged Cosby later took her hand and put it on his genitals: “That was my sexual assault by this comedian…  He turned me around and said, ‘Let’s get you home.’ At the door, he gave me a very hard embrace and a hard kiss.”

“We may be looking at America’s greatest serial rapist that ever got away with this for the longest amount of time,” she continued. “He got away with it because he was hiding behind the image of Cliff Huxtable.”

3. Kristina Ruehli

Date of Alleged Assault – 1965

Date of Accusation – Nov. 24, 2014

Kristina Ruehli is 71 right now. She was 22 in 1965, the year she alleges Cosby drugged her and began to sexually assault her while she was passed out.

“He must have drugged me. There is just one point at which I was having a drink and feeling normal and the next I was somehow passed out completely,” she told Philadelphia magazine in an interview published on Friday. “He must have slipped something into my drink. I woke up in the bed. I found myself on the bed, and he had his shirt off. He had unzipped his pants. I was just coming to. He was attempting to force me into oral sex. He had his hand on my head. He had his cock out, and he had my head pushed close enough to it — I just remember looking at his stomach hair. And the hair on his chest. I had never seen a black man naked before,” she continued.

“And it never went past that. I immediately came to and was immediately very sick. I pushed myself away and ran to the bathroom and threw up. I was feeling really ill. And I never got sick like that from alcohol, at least not that small of an amount.”

Ruehli said she didn’t speak of the incident for quite a while because she was embarrassed, but she changed her mind when another accuser came forward.

“I didn’t want to bring it up. I was embarrassed,” she said. “When Andrea Constand brought her lawsuit against Cosby, I decided to come forward to her attorneys. I didn’t think I was damaged, so there wouldn’t be any lawsuit coming from me. I don’t need money or aggravation. I’m very wealthy, so I have nothing to gain. But I wanted to come forward to tell the truth to back up other people.

4. Joyce Emmons

Date of Alleged Assault –  Early 1980s

Date of Accusation – Nov. 22, 2014

Joyce Emmons ran comedy clubs in the late 1970s and early ’80s and told TMZ Cosby once offered her a “white pill” to combat a migraine headache. She said she took it and then blacked out.

Emmons says she woke up hours later without any clothes on. She was in a bed next to one of Cosby’s friends, who had been hitting on her earlier in the night. Cosby allegedly laughed after she told him what happened, saying the pill was “just a quaalude.” Emmons said she never saw “The Cosby Show” star drink or do any drugs himself, but alleged that he kept a “drawer full” of pills for others.

5. Linda Joy Traitz

Date of Alleged Assault – 1970s

Date of Accusation – Nov. 22, 2014

In a Facebook post,  Linda Joy Traitz claims Cosby offered her pills and “wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer” in 1970

The incident occurred in 1970 while she was 19 and employed at Cafe Figaro, a Los Angeles restaurant Cosby co-owned, she said. Traitz said Cosby offered him a ride home from work one evening and she accepted, but instead of driving her home he took her to the beach. ”[He] opened a briefcase filled with assorted drugs and kept offering me pills ‘to relax,’ which I declined,” she wrote. “He began to get sexually aggressive and wouldn’t take ‘No’ for an answer. I freaked out and demanded to be taken home.”

“I never went after him for this and have no financial gain to put myself out there like this,”she added. “I’m 63 years old now and felt compelled to speak out.”

6. Angela Leslie

Date of Alleged Assault – 1992

Date of Accusation – Nov. 21, 2014

Actress Angela Leslie claims Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1992. She said she went to his house hoping to help her acting career, but was instead was greeted with a stiff drink.

“I couldn’t drink it,” she told the New York Daily News. “I tasted it and put it down. Then he asked me to go into the bathroom and wet my hair. . . . I walked back out, and he had removed his clothing and gotten into bed.” She said Cosby then began rubbing the actress, even pouring lotion into her hands. ”With his hand on top of mine, he had me massage his penis,” she said.” He masturbated with my hand. I wasn’t pulling back. I was in shock.”

“I felt so used,” she continued. “I felt that he didn’t get what he wanted, and he threw me out. . . . He didn’t make me feel special in any way. He said, ‘Come here, put your hand here, do this.’”

7. Victoria Valentino

Date of Alleged Assault – 1970

Date of Accusation – Nov. 21, 2014

Former Playboy Playmate Victoria Valentino said she and a female friend met Cosby for wine and steaks at a restaurant called Sneaky Pete’s in 1970. She claims the comedian gave her drugs while they were there. ”He was trying to cheer me up, and he stuck a pill in my mouth,” Valentino told the Washington Post in a video published on Friday. “He said, ‘This will make us all feel better.’ ”

They took the pills and then headed back to the an apartment near the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. Once there, she said she got nauseous while her friend passed out near Cosby, who she said had an erection.

“I reached out, grabbing him, trying to get his attention, trying to distract him,” she said. “He came over to me and sat down on the love seat and opened his fly and grabbed my head and pushed my head down. And then he turned me over. It was like a waking nightmare.” She said she protested, but he did not stop. Valentino said Cosby raped her and then left the scene. She never called the police because she feared they wouldn’t believe her: “What kind of credibility did I have? … In those days, it was always the rape victim who wound up being victimized. You didn’t want to go to the police.”

8. Carla Ferrigno

Date of Alleged Assault – 1967

Date of Accusation – Nov. 20, 2014

Carla Ferrigno, wife of “The Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno called a Los Angeles radio station on Thursday and spoke to ”The John and Ken Show.” She claimed a man invited her to go on a double date with Cosby and his wife in 1967, but as the evening progressed the man disappeared and his wife went to bed and left them alone together. She said Cosby grabbed her, pushed himself against her and kissed her on the mouth. She said she pushed him away, but he didn’t let up.

“He came at me again and I just pushed and jumped and ran and I got out of his way and ran out of the hall and this guy was coming out of one of the rooms and I said I want to go home,” she said. ”I never said a word to anybody in all these years. Five years ago I started hearing these stories come out, and I remember telling a girlfriend and she didn’t even believe me. It was so ridiculous to her.”

Cosby’s lawyer Marty Singer dismissed her allegations: “This continuation of a pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous, with a purported ‘forceful kiss’ at a party in 1967, nearly 50 years ago, being treated as a current ‘news story’ and grossly mischaracterized as ‘sexual assault.’ This is utter nonsense.”

9. Louisa Moritz

Date of Alleged Assault – 1971

Date of Accusation – Nov. 20, 2014

Actress Louisa Mortiz (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Love American Style”) said Cosby confronted her in 1971 and forced his penis into her mouth shortly before appearing on ”The Tonight Show.” ”He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, ‘Have a taste of this,” she told TMZ. “It will do you good in so many ways.’”

When he walked out of the room she alleged he then said, “Now you don’t want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?” Moritz, now 68, said she intends to file a civil lawsuit against Cosby.Cosby’s attorney responded to her claims: “We’ve reached a point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous… Mortiz is a lawyer who was disciplined by the California State Bar and ordered not to practice.”

10. Renita Chaney Hill

Date of Alleged Assault – 1982

Date of Accusation – Nov. 20, 2014

Renita Chaney Hill appeared alongside Cosby during the 1980s in his “Picture Pages” educational videos. He had scouted her when she was just a 15-year-old model and aspiring actress.

Hill spoke to CBS’s Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA about the alleged attacks and told KDKA reporter Ralph Iannotti that Cosby flew her to various cities, including New York and Atlanta. She said she wouldn’t see him during the day, but would go to his hotel room at night. She claimed the comedian gave her drinks she now believes were drugged.

“One time, I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing and touching me and I remember the taste of his cigar on his breath, and I didn’t like it,” Hill told KDKA. “I remember another time when I woke up in my bed the next day and he was leaving. He mentioned ‘you should probably lose a little weight.’ I thought that odd, how would he know that?”

Hill said she can’t know for sure if she was raped because she was unconscious. “It just felt weird to me, and I remember being in high school saying to him, ‘I’ll come see you, but I don’t want to drink because it makes me feel funny,’” Hill said. “And he would tell me that if I didn’t drink, I couldn’t come see him.” Hill says she came forward after hearing Cosby’s attorney criticize the other women who have already done so, and she is unapologetic about waiting so long. “No one wants to be associated with something like this, but the bottom line for me is that no one has the right to violate someone else, no matter who they are,” she said. “I don’t care how big they are or how the community sees them, it’s not right.”

11. Michelle Hurd

Date of Alleged Assault – mid 1990s

Date of Accusation – Nov. 20, 2014 

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” actress Michelle Hurd claimed Cosby touched her inappropriately in the mid-90s.

She said their relationship began innocently enough on the set of “The Cosby Show,” with the two of them sitting near each other at lunch. But Hurd said the dynamic soon changed. He did “weird acting exercises [where] he would move his hands up and down my body,” she wrote in a recent Facebook post. ”I was instructed to never tell anyone what we did together,” she wrote. “I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened.”

Hurd declined, but according to her post a friend of hers, who she did not name, didn’t dodge the same bullet. ”[The friend] awoke, after being drugged, vomited, and then Cosby told her there’s a cab waiting for you outside,” Hurd wrote.

12. Name – Therese Serignese

Date of Alleged Assault – 1976

Date of Accusation – Nov. 20, 2014 

Florida nurse Therese Serignese told multiple media outlets Cosby had drugged and raped her in 1976, when she was only 19.

“The next memory I have was I was in a bathroom and I was kind of bending forward and he was behind me having sex with me,” she said on Thursday. “I was just there, thinking ‘I’m on drugs, I’m drugged.’ I felt drugged and I was being raped and it was kind of surreal. My frame of mind was that it would be over soon and I could just get out of there.”

Serignese said she told her mother about being raped and drugged, but she says her mom advised her to reach back out to Cosby. She followed her mother’s advice, contacted the comedian and he put her up in the penthouse of a nearby Hilton hotel for about three weeks. Serignese claims all that changed when she had a pregnancy scare, which led to Cosby kicking her out.

She claims the two of them kept in touch for over 20 years, which included another sexual encounter around 1985. ”I just tried to forget it. I tried to block it out,” she said. “It doesn’t go away but you can make it silent. You can bury it. But all of these times when this stuff comes up, it does make me angry.”

13. Janice Dickinson

Date of Alleged Assault – 1982

Date of Accusation – Nov. 18, 2014 

Janice Dickinson, former “America’s Next Top Model” judge, claimed the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982.

The now 59-year-old reality star said she was on a trip in Bali when Cosby contacted her and urged her to come to Lake Tahoe, where he was performing. According to Dickinson, the comedian then dangled the prospect of work in front to her. According to the former model and television personality, Cosby gave her wine and a pill, which caused her to pass out. However, Dickinson claims that she has a recollection of being sexually assaulted by Cosby.

“The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,” Dickinson claimed. “Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.”

14. Joan Tarshis

Date of Alleged Assault – 1969

Date of Accusation – Nov. 16, 2014 

Former actress, publicist and journalist Joan Tarshis published an essay on Sunday, Nov. 16 claiming Cosby had raped her twice in 1969. Tarshis then spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight” and detailed the encounters, which occurred when she was a teenager and working alongside him. ”He made me a drink … and very shortly after that, I passed out,” she told Lemon. “I woke up, or came to very groggily with him removing my underwear.”

Tarshis said has no direct memories of the second alleged rape, which she claimed took place after Cosby invited her to see a show. She claimed it happened after she was once again drugged by Cosby, writing in her initial essay, “I remember feeling very, very stoned and asking his chauffeur to take me back to the car. I was having trouble standing up. The next thing I remember was waking up in his bed back at the Sherry, naked.”

Tarshis told TheWrap she chose now to come forward in part because she wanted “to help the public understand that he’s not Mr. Clean,” and also “because of the other women who were courageous enough before me to venture out and say what was going on…  Every single person who he has allegedly raped has had the same exact pattern,” she continued. “A business connection and then being drugged and then being accosted while they were unconscious. And it’s just so bizarre that that’s his M.O. And everybody was the same age.”

15. Barbara Bowman

Date of Alleged Assault – 1986

Date of Accusation – Nov. 13, 2014 

Actress Barbara Bowman wrote a Washington Post op-ed describing her alleged sexual assault at the hands of Cosby, which started in 1985 while she was a teenage actress starring in McDonald commercials.

“[He] brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times,” she wrote. “In one case, I blacked out after having dinner and one glass of wine at his New York City brownstone, where he had offered to mentor me and discuss the entertainment industry. When I came to, I was in my panties and a man’s t-shirt, and Cosby was looming over me. I’m certain now that he drugged and raped me.”

“When I blacked out at Cosby’s home, there were several staffers with us,” she continued. “My agent, who introduced me to Cosby, had me take a pregnancy test when I returned from my last trip with him. Talent agents, hotel staff, personal assistants and others who knowingly made arrangements for Cosby’s criminal acts or overlooked them should be held equally accountable.”

“I have never received any money from Bill Cosby and have not asked for it,” Bowman added. “I have nothing to gain by continuing to speak out. He can no longer be charged for his crimes against me because the statute of limitations is long past. That is also wrong. There should be no time limits on reporting these crimes, and one of my goals is to call for legislation to that end.”

16. Beth Ferrier

Date of Alleged Assault – 1984

Date of Accusation – June 23, 2005 

Beth Ferrier, a former model, alleges her agency put her in touch with Cosby in 1984. She said she carried on a consensual sexual relationship, but after she ended it she claims he drugged her coffee before a performance in Denver.

“I woke up and I was in the back of my car all alone,” Ferrier told the Philadelphia Daily News. “My clothes were a mess. My bra was undone. My top was untucked. And I’m sitting there going, ‘Oh my God. Where am I?’ What’s going on? I was so out of it. It was just awful.” She initially filed court documents under the  pseudonym Jane Doe No. 5, but now she has gone public. ”I want to support Andrea [Constand],” she said. “And I want to support Tamara. I want Bill Cosby to know I’m not afraid of him and that what he did to me was wrong.”

17. Tamara Green

Date of Alleged Assault – 1970s

Date of Accusation – Feb. 10, 2005 

Calif. lawyer Tamara Green was one of the first women to step forward and accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting her in the 1970s.

She appeared on “Today” in 2005 and shared her story with Matt Lauer. She said Cosby gave her drugs, drover her home and then raped her back in the 1970s. ”I was almost unable to hold my head up. I was very, very, very stoned,” she said. “He took me into my apartment and then very helpfully and nicely was prepared to take off my clothes and help me into bed and pet me, and that’s how the actual assault began.”

“The center of my being understood that he had gone from helping me to groping me and kissing me and touching me and handling me and you know, taking off my clothes,” Green continued. She  eventually told him ”if he didn’t kill me and he tried to rape me, it was going to go very badly.” After which she said he set two hundred dollar bills on her coffee table and then left her apartment.

“You feel no one will believe you,”she told Lauer after he asked why she waited to come forward with these allegations. “This is the great Bill Cosby.”

18. Andrea Constand

Date of Alleged Assault – 2004

Date of Accusation – 2004 

In 2004, Andrea Constand filed a lawsuit against Cosby for sexual assault. She claimed he drugged her in 2004 at his Penn. mansion.The legal documents filed claimed he “rubbed the woman’s breasts and genital areas and ‘digitally penetrated’ her, meaning with his finger,” according to ABC News.

Constand later reported the incident to the Durham, Ontario police, but charges were never fired. Bowman was asked to testify against the comedian, which she agreed to do but was unable to take the stand after the case was settled out of court. According to the Washington Post, Cosby has repeatedly denied Constand’s claims.

19. Lachele Covington

Date of Alleged Assault – 2000

Date of Accusation – March 2, 2000

Actress Lachele Covington filed a police report against Cosby in 2000, alleging the comedian “put her hand under his T-shirt and guided it south toward his sweatpants,” according to a report in the New York Post.

According to the same report, authorities never charged nor questioned Cosby because they ”decided no crime had been committed because until the very moment Covington pulled her hand away, all actions had been consensual.”

It shocking to know that for over 40 years, none of these women came out publicly to report this case, rape is a serious offence which should not be taken lightly. One begins to wonder if  being a celebrity helps in hiding some heneious offences  a person commits/committed.

I wonder what happens to him if he is found guilty of all these allegations.

Source of compiled list: https://tv.yahoo.com/news/19-bill-cosby-accusers-complete-breakdown-allegations-far

 

 

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