In two new interviews, two new women detail incidents involving Bill Cosby and unwanted sexual advances that happened years ago.
Therese Serignese, 57, a registered nurse from Boca Raton, Fla., lays out a story of a meeting, a drugging and a rape to The Huffington Post.
And Carla Ferrigno, wife of bodybuilder/actor Lou Ferrigno, tells The Daily Mail of a night long ago when Cosby forced a kiss on her.
Serignese says she first met Cosby in 1976, when she was 19 and he was headlining a show at the Las Vegas Hilton. She was standing in the Hilton gift shop when Cosby approached her.
“Somebody came up to me and put their arm around my neck from the back and said, ‘Will you marry me?'” Serignese told HuffPost over the phone. “And I turned around to see who it was, and it was Bill Cosby.”
After the show she claims she was escorted back to the green room, where Cosby held out two white pills and a glass of water, saying, “Here, take these.” She did.
“The next memory I have was I was in a bathroom and I was kind of bending forward and he was behind me having sex with me,” she said. “I was just there, thinking, ‘I’m on drugs, I’m drugged.’ I felt drugged and I was being raped and it was kind of surreal. My frame of mind was that it would be over soon and I could just get out of there.”
She didn’t call police.
Over the next 20 years, she says she had intermittent contact with Cosby, including at least one sexual encounter around 1985. She also accepted two payments from him in 1996 after she was in a car accident, including a $5,000 check from his agent, but she never came forward publicly about the assault for fear that no one would believe her.
“I just tried to forget it. I tried to block it out,” she said over the phone.
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SOURCE: USA Today – Ann Oldenburg