Here Are the Women Accusing Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

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By now you’ve probably heard that multiple women have come forward and accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault in a series of recent allegations. The fact that allegations from 2005 and earlier were all but suppressed by the media and Cosby’s team of lawyers and publicists is disconcerting to say the least. Cosby has never been convicted of any crimes, and his lawyers have issued statements over the years dismissing these women’s stories as fabricated lies. These are the women who have bravely come forward.

Andrea Constand: January 2005

Constand was a former employee at Temple University where Cosby graduated. She told authorities that in 2004 the comedian drugged her and then touched her breasts and vaginal area at his home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. No charges were filed.

Tamara Green: February 2005

California-based lawyer Tamara Green was the first Jane Doe on Constand’s lawsuit. In 2005 she went on the Today Show and alleged that he drugged and sexually assaulted her in a “terribly traumatic event” over 30 years ago. “He had gone from helping me to groping me, kissing me, touching me and handling me,” Green said. After she confronted him, Cosby left two $100 bills on her coffee table and left the apartment.

Beth Ferrier: June 2005

She was Jane Doe 5 on Constand’s lawsuit. The former model ended a month-long consensual affair with Cosby in the mid-80s, when he then drugged her coffee and ended up alone in her car with her bra undone and no memory.

Barbara Bowman: June 2006

She was also one of the Jane Does on the Constand lawsuit. Bowman who now lives in Arizona said Cosby assaulted her on multiple occasions in 1986 when she was an 18-year-old aspiring actress. She says he was “brainwashed into viewing him as a father figure”.

Joan Tarshis: November 16, 2014

The former actress and publicist said Cosby raped her twice in 1969 when she was 19 years old.

Linda Joy Traitz: November 17, 2014

Traitz, a 63-year-old woman alleged in a Facebook post hat Cosby tried to give her pills and drugs when she was a 19-year-old waitress at his LA restaurant Café Figaro in the early 70s.

Janice Dickinson: November 18, 2014

The former supermodel appeared on Entertainment Tonight and alleged that Cosby raped her in Lake Tahoe in 1982. Now 59, Dickinson said Cosby told her he could help with her singing career after she came out of rehab.

Louisa Moritz, Carla Ferrigno, Theres Serignese: November 20, 2014

The three women came forward with sexual assault allegations. Moritz, an actress in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest said Cosby forced his penis in her mouth in her dressing room at NBC Studios before he was to appear on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in 1971. Carla Ferrigno who is wife and manager of The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno told an LA radio station she was invited to Cosby’s house in 1967 by a man she was dating then where she says Cosby chased her out after she refused him. Serignese said Cosby drugged and raped her when she was a teenager. She was Jane Doe 10 on the Constand lawsuit.

Angela Leslie: November 21, 2014

The former model-actress alleged Cosby tried to drug her and force her to fondle him in a Las Vegas hotel room in 1992.

Renita Chaney Hill: November 21, 2014

Hill claims she began a four-year on-again off-again relationship with Cosby when she was a 15-year-old model and actress in 1980s. She ended contact with Cosby when she was 19. She said she waited to tell her story because “no one wants to be associated with something like this.”

Victoria Valentino: November 22, 2014

Valentino was a former Playboy Playmate who spoke out in an expansive Washington Post story in which she says Cosby drugged her and her friend and then raped her at his apartment and told her to take a taxi home in 1970. Valentino never went to police because, she said, “in those days, it was always the rape victim who wound up being victimized.” However, she did tell her story to two other women, who also spoke with The Post.

Jewel Allison: November 24, 2014

The Brooklyn-based actress told the New York Daily News that he invited her for dinner in the 80s where he drugged her wine and placed her hand on his genitals. “We may be looking at America’s greatest serial rapist that ever got away with this for the longest amount of time,” Allison told the Daily News. “He got away with it because he was hiding behind the image of Cliff Huxtable.”

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