Bill Cosby has chosen to stay silent when asked about the allegations of rape and abuse, but that isn’t stopping his alleged victims from speaking out.
Just a week after Barbara Bowman published another detailed account of her abuse at the hands of Bill Cosby, a new accuser has come forward and shared her story.
Joan Tarshis tells Hollywood Elsewhere how she met Bill in the falll of 1969 while working on a monologue for Godrey Cambridge. It wasn’t long before they got acquainted and he invited her to the set of The Bill Cosby Show.
One day he asked me to stay after the shooting and work on some material with him. I was even more flattered and thought this would help move my writing career along. In his bungalow he made me a redeye, and I began to tell him about the earthquake Los Angeles had just had and the sound it made. He liked my ideas for an earthquake bit.
“The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed. Through the haze I thought I was being clever when I told him I had an infection and he would catch it and his wife would know he had sex with someone. But he just found another orifice to use. I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me. Of course I told no one.”
She recalls another time:
“When we got to Westbury and he went on, there was no seat for me. I stood in the back of the theater with his chauffeur, feeling insulted that I wasn’t respected enough to be given a reserved seat. But soon after, 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. I remember thinking ‘You old shit, I guess you got me this time, but it’s the last time you’ll ever see me.’”
It’s hard to believe that 13+ women would lie about sexual assault, so we’re inclined to believe that something in the Bill Cosby water ain’t clean. Bill’s laywers said that he “does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”
We’re not sure if that’s going to help the situation.