A press conference was held on August 20, 2015 with two more women coming forward and accusing comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them in the 1970’s. A press conference was held in New York with the two women and their attorney Gloria Allred. Allred is representing almost half of the victims.
One woman who came forward, would only use her first name, Elizabeth. She was a 20-year-old flight attendant when Cosby raped her in 1976.
The former air hostess said that the TV sitcom star insisted on taking her out to dinner after she asked him for an autograph. “Cosby insisted she drink sake, the woman said, then she slipped into a ‘trancelike state’ similar to ‘being under anesthesia.’ She recalled finding herself in Cosby’s hotel room.”
The second woman to make her experience known was Charlotte Fox. Fox was a 23-year-old actress in Los Angeles the when Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion.
“‘We ate and drank. I became ill,‘ she said. Fox said she remembers being in bed naked. ‘I was incapacitated and couldn’t say no. He engaged in sexual activity with me. It was not consensual. I was afraid to call out. He left. I didn’t know where I was,’ she said.”
The exact number of women who have publicly claimed to have been doped and violated by Bill Cosby ranges from 38 to over 40 women to over 50. Cosby’s representatives have refused to comment on the latest allegations.