Bill Cosby‘s legal woes continue to mount after three more women came forward Wednesday with claims that they too were sexually assaulted by the entertainer. The graphic details of the assaults were on full display at a Los Angeles news conference, with one woman stating Cosby brutally sodomized her and said he “blessed” her with his semen.
The sickening accounts of the women and their delivery were assisted by attorney Gloria Allred, with each woman sharing what happened in their encounters with Cosby. As reported by Newsweek, one woman is a former flight attendant while the other two were actresses.
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One of the women, Linda Ridgeway, was unable to continue her statement and had to turn to Allred to describe how Cosby had sodomized her “fast, with surgical precision, and surprise was on his side.” Allred handed her the paper again and Ridgeway continued, choking up while describing the aftermath of the alleged attack. “He was mumbling that I had been blessed with his semen, like holy water,” she said, stammering.
Colleen Hughes, a former American Airlines flight attendant and model, said she met Cosby on a flight from New York to Los Angeles. He flirted with her onboard, Hughes said, and invited her to lunch in Beverly Hills upon arrival. She describes inexplicably blacking out while drinking champagne with him. Upon awakening hours later, she said, she felt dazed and disoriented. “I felt semen on the small of my back and all over me, and it was clear he had not used a condom,” she said. “There was no lunch.” Hughes mentioned in her closing remarks she had not told anyone her story, until she called Allred.
Actress and model Eden Tirl had been fielded for an audition for The Cosby Show in 1989. In her statement, she said that Cosby had escorted her into his dressing room and sexually harassed her. “There was a palpable shift of power, and I lost my breath,” she said. “He wanted me to know he thought I had it, but was I willing to do what it took?” Tirl rejected his advances and said she was afraid of what might happen as a consequence.
As noted by Newsweek, the comments from the trio are eerily similar to the accounts made by 35 other women in a searing New York magazine spread earlier this summer.
Although Cosby has not been charged for any crime, he has been ordered by California Supreme Court to give sworn testimony by October 9 regarding a lawsuit brought by another accuser, Judy Huth.