Bill Cosby is getting bold out here in these streets.
The 77-year-old famed television icon and comedian has been under fire in recent weeks after decade-old rape allegations resurfaced, prompting four more victims to come forward, including former supermodel Janice Dickinson.
Though he’s been trying to avoid the spotlight, for the most part, he’s apparently scrapped that idea altogether and decided to return to the stage last night at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Making his first public appearance since his rep went to shambles, Cosby dedicated part of his act to his wife Camille, at one point telling the welcoming audience, “Camille and I have been married for 50 years” while flashing his wedding ring.
That’s great and all, but earlier on in the day, Louisa Moritz became the latest woman to go on record with accusations that she’d been sexually assaulted by “The Cosby Show” actor. The NY Daily News reports:
The “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” actress told TMZ she was in a dressing room waiting to appear on Johnny Carson’s late night show when Cosby knocked on her door. The now 68-year-old said the comedy legend first complimented her acting and promised to make her a “major star through his direction.” Then, Cosby attacked the 5-foot actress, she said.
Moritz said of the attack:
“(Cosby) suddenly approached me and took out his penis, which was now in the line of my face and pressed up against it,” she said. “He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, ‘have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways.’ ” When he was finished, he allegedly said, “Now you don’t want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?”
In addition to Moritz, another actress by the name of Angela Leslie says Cosby used his fame to assault her:
“The main thing I want is for people to know him for who he really is,” Leslie told the Daily News on Thursday. “He’s not this dad of America.”
According to Leslie, she was targeted after she’d sent him a letter and photograph. She alleges:
After a driver delivered her to the hotel, she checked into her room before Cosby summoned Leslie to his place. When she spoke about her career aspirations, Cosby called for an impromptu audition. “If you want to act, show me what you’ve got. Pretend you’re intoxicated,” she recalled he demanded. The egotistical comedian then poured Leslie a stiff drink and told her to act like she was blasted on booze. “I couldn’t drink it,” she recounted. “I tasted it and put it down. Then he asked me to go into the bathroom and wet my hair. . . . I walked back out, and he had removed his clothing and gotten into bed.” Cosby began rubbing against the actress before pouring lotion into her palm and pulling her hand under the blankets. “With his hand on top of mine, he had me massage his penis,” she said. “He masturbated with my hand. I wasn’t pulling back. I was in shock.”
The story continues:
She now assumes that the cocktail was probably dosed with something to knock her out. She recalled that Cosby quickly tired of her — “I didn’t drink the alcohol, and maybe since I didn’t pass out, he decided to get rid of me.” The despondent actress spent the rest of her Vegas stay alone.
We have no words, except to say that Mr. Cosby needs to address these accusations. Soon. Oh and one final detail – Bill Cosby was performing for a woman’s charity last night and joked about being “evil.” Yep. Watch the video clip below, in which he can be heard saying: “Parents are coming and taking their children home, saying to me, ‘Bill Cosby, you are an evil man! We will never eat your Jello pudding again!’”