If you’re going to stick up for Bill Cosby against these multiple sexual assault allegations from over the years, now would be the time to do it. Or not, because the evidence is pretty damning.
In the wake of many, many rape accusations rising to the surface against Cosby – assaults that allegedly occurred 30 to 50 years ago – another actress has come forward to tell her story. She was allegedly dealt with inappropriately while working on The Cosby Show.
According to Michelle Hurd, who has starred on shows such as Law & Order SVU, 90210, and Gossip Girl, Cosby really had no shame.
She writes on her Facebook page:
LOOK, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I can’t believe some of the things i’ve been reading, SO here is MY personal experience:
I did stand-in work on The Cosby show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me. It started innocently, lunch in his dressing room, daily, then onto weird acting exercises were he would move his hands up and down my body, (can’t believe I fell for that) I was instructed to NEVER tell anyone what we did together, (he said other actors would become jealous) and then fortunately, I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened. At that point my own red flags went off and I told him,
“No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened”.
I then started to take notice and found another actress, a stand-in as well, and we started talking….. A LOT …. turns out he was doing the same thing to her, almost by the numbers, BUT, she did go to his house and because I will not name her, and it is her story to tell, all I’ll say is she awoke, after being drugged, vomited, and then Cosby told her there’s a cab waiting for you outside.
I have ABSOLUTELY no reason to lie or make up this up!
Anyone that knows me, knows that!
Now you have a first hand account of my experience with Mr. Cosby.
But that’s not all. Yet another allegation surfaced along with Michelle’s, and this one comes from Joyce Emmons, who says that she was close friends with Bill Cosby back in the 70’s and 80’s, but one day he slipped her a Quaalude when she complained of having a migraine, which led to her waking up next to one of Bill’s friends.
Emmons tells us … one night she got a bad migraine and Cosby offered her a whilte pill which he said “was a little strong” but could cure a headache.
She says she took the pill, blacked out, and the next thing she knew she was nude in bed in Cosby’s suite with one of his friends — a guy who had unsuccessfully tried hitting on her earlier in the evening.
Emmons says she confronted Bill and demanded to know what drug she took, and he laughed and said it was “just a Quaalude.”
Meanwhile, Bill’s lawyer has just released a statement, denying the claims made against the comedian, and going into greater depth as to why we shouldn’t believe the “increasingly ridiculous” accusations.
“The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.
These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.
Lawsuits are filed against people in the public eye every day. There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they allege they had been sexually assaulted.
This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end? It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.”
Furthermore, TMZ reports the Broadway Center in Washington has given Cosby’s show the axe, but they did not go into detail as to what the reason for the cancellation was.
According to the site:
Broadway Center in Tacoma, Washington just pulled out of the April 18, 2015 Cosby show, saying they took into consideration “the financial harm we will suffer by cancelling, and even greater financial risk of moving forward with the performance.” They don’t specify the risk, but it seems they mean boycott.
The execs at Broadway Center say they are a non-profit “that works diligently to strengthen our community’s social fabric by building empathy, furthering education, and sharing joy. Ultimately we were not confident in our ability to meet those objectives by proceeding with Mr. Cosby’s performance.”
This is the 5th venue that pulled the plug. We will keep you updated on the latest.