Two More Women Accuse Cosby of Sexual Assault
Two new accusers have come forward to add their names to the growing list of women who allege that famed comedian/actor Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them, the New York Times reports.
They spoke at a news conference in New York held by attorney Gloria Allred. Allred is representing more than 20 of Cosby’s accusers.
Ms. Allred said the women can’t take action in court against Cosby because the statute of limitations had expired. Most of Cosby’s accusers say the encounters occurred in Los Angeles in the 1970s.
“Although it is too late for them to take any legal action, because of the statute of limitations, it is not too late for them to become empowered women who can speak out in the court of public opinion, and that is what they are doing today,” Ms. Allred said.
Cosby, who has repeatedly denied the accusations of drugging and/or sexually assaulting numerous women, has not been charged with a crime.
Andrew Wyatt, a spokesman for Cosby, said he had no comment on the latest allegations.
The new accusers include former actress, Charlotte Fox and a flight attendant who did not provide her legal name. Fox said she met Cosby in the 1970s when she was an extra in a movie which he appeared. She alleges the encounter took place at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
The second woman said she met the entertainer while working for American Airlines on a flight in 1976. After dinner and drinks at a restaurant, she said she went into a “trance-like state” and Cosby forced her into a sex act in a room at the Beverly Hilton.
At a similar conference last week, Ms. Allred introduced three other women who have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them.
The women described accounts very similar to those outlined above.