Three more women– two actresses and a former New York flight attendant — have stepped forward to allege sexual abuse at the hands of Bill Cosby
via NY Daily News:
Ridgeway, best known for her turn in the 1972 Bronson movie “The Mechanic,” said she was attacked by Cosby a year earlier when she went to talk to him about her career.
“His attack was fast with surgical precision and surprise on his side,” she said. “I couldn’t breathe. I was in shock.”
Cosby, she said, forced her to perform oral sex and afterward she felt like “a small animal that had been hit by a car.”
Ridgeway said she considered going over to tell her ex-husband Fred Apollo, the legendary talent agent at the William Morris Agency who helped turn Cosby into a star. But she didn’t want to embarrass him.
“In closing, an actress is like a tennis player,” she said. “Her integrity and confidence are everything. For me, Bill Cosby was a career killer.”
Hughes, who worked for American Airlines, said she met Cosby on a flight to Los Angeles and that he invited her to lunch in Beverly Hills.
“When we arrived at the hotel, Bill walked me to my room and said that he would watch TV while I got ready,” she said.
When she came out, Hughes said she found Cosby drinking champagne out of one of her Gucci shoes.
“I said, ‘Ewww, don’t do that that’s gross, I just walked 3,000 miles in those shoes’,” she said. “He raised the shoe toward me offering the drink in my shoe to me and said, ‘A princess should always drink champagne out of a glass slipper.’”
Hughes said she passed on the shoe but accepted a glass of bubbly from Cosby and the next thing she remembered was waking up several hours later and finding semen on her back.
“Bill obviously did not use a condom and there was no lunch and he was nowhere to be seen,” she said. “I was confused and ashamed and never told anyone about what happened to me.”
To read more of their accounts, click here. At this point, over three-dozen women have accused Cosby — including Judith Huth, who claims in a civil lawsuit that Cosby molested her when she was 15 at the Playboy Mansion in 1974.
Bill Cosby has been ordered to appear at an Oct. 9 deposition.