Another woman has stepped forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Former film executive Cindra Ladd opened up about her experience with Cosby in a new essay for the Huffington Post.
She alleges that in 1969, Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her. She was 21 at the time.
“For more than 45 years I have tried to recall exactly what happened that night. To this day it remains a blur. I have a vague recollection of feeling like I was floating while walking through Times Square and watching some kind of Japanese samurai movie with him. I don’t remember where the theater was nor very much of the evening,” Ladd writes, before adding: “What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual. It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further.”
As far as why she’s speaking out now, she explains: “The simple answer is that it’s the right thing to do. The truth deserves to be known.”
“I would ask these people to remember that up until relatively recently, prosecuting rape was a ‘he said/she said’ proposition where the victim was blamed for having worn ‘suggestive clothing’ or questioned as to why she went somewhere with her rapist. When this happened to me, the idea of drugging someone and raping them was almost fantastical.”
Now that she’s said her piece, she doesn’t intend to ever address her accusations again. She doesn’t have any plans to sue nor will she be participating in interviews.