Donna Motsinger, one of the women named in a 2005 civil rape case against Bill Cosby, is now opening up about her decision to reveal her alleged sexual assault at the hands of the legendary comedian over 40 years later.
In an interview with The New York Post, Motsinger, 73, says she was drugged and raped by the comedian in 1971 while working as a waitress at a jazz club in California. Mostinger was known as “Jane Doe No. 8” in the 2005 lawsuit against Cosby filed by former Temple University athletics director Andrea Constand.
Mostinger says she felt like a coward for not identifying herself earlier, but was inspired by the many women who have now spoken out against Cosby.
“I feel guilty not telling my story,” Motsinger said from her home in Taos, NM. “I’m a coward over here. Those women are brave. It’s the least I can do. I want to tell people so [the victims] can’t be bullied, so they can’t be discredited.”
There were 12 Jane Does in the lawsuit. Kristina Ruehli also identified herself last week and gave her own account of her assault. Beth Ferrier, Jane Doe No. 5, and Barbara Bowman went public with their stories alongside the duration of the case. It was later settled out of court.
SOURCE: The New York Post | VIDEO CREDIT: News Inc.