Two more women accuse Bill Cosby of assault in 1970s

Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:23pm EDT
 
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By Katie Reilly

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two more women came forward on Thursday to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them in the 1970s, joining dozens of others who have made similar accusations against the veteran television star.

The women appeared at a news conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing many of the more than 40 women who have said Cosby drugged and assaulted them.

Charlotte Fox said Cosby, 78, sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in the 1970s, when she was a 23-year-old aspiring actress.

"When I heard the other women, I said: 'Oh my God, that is what happened to me.' I could not believe it," Fox said.

The second woman, who was only identified by her first name Elizabeth, said she was a 20-year-old flight attendant when Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his hotel room in 1976.

The two women shared their stories alongside Sarita Butterfield, who had previously accused Cosby of groping her at his family home.

Representatives for Cosby, whose career and image have been damaged by the numerous allegations, said they had no comment on the new allegations.

Cosby has never been criminally charged and most of the allegations cannot be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations. His lawyers have denied wrongdoing on his part.   Continued...

 
Actor Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York April 6, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson