Two new accusers came forward Thursday to assail Bill Cosby for sexually assaulting them, including one who labeled him a “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” personality.
The two women were produced at a Los Angeles press conference by crusading attorney Gloria Allred, who already represents some half-dozen of the nearly three-dozen women who have accused Cosby of drugging and raping them in decades past.
Allred has become Cosby’s main legal adversary, and she promises to continue to hound him as he attempts to press on with his current tour, already marked by protests, postponements and cancellations.
Cosby has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime.
“Mr. Cosby thinks that this will soon be over and that no more women will come forward,” Allred said. “He is very wrong. I still have many women who have not yet come forward but who are willing to do so in the future.”
New Cosby accusers have come forward nearly every week since about November, including some with lawyers who are not Allred.
On Sunday, it was a woman named Helen Gumpel, who said at a press conference in Boston that Cosby tried to accost her in a dressing room on The Cosby Show in 1987, when she was an actress on the show.
On Thursday, it was former models Linda Brown and Lise-Lotte Lublin tearfully describing what they say happened to them in encounters with Cosby.
Brown said she was 21 when she met Cosby in 1969 at a restaurant in Toronto. She went to his hotel room, because he wanted to give her a gift, and when she got there he gave her a softdrink. She took a sip, blacked out, and woke up naked in bed with him, where she says she was raped.
“I felt like a rad doll and like a real-life blow-up doll for him” she said. “I felt dirty, ashamed and embarrassed,” and fooled into believing that Cosby was “nice, trustworthy and honorable.”
“I want people to know who Mr. Cosby really is: He has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality and if you trust him then he has fooled you as well,” she said.
Lublin was 23 when she met Cosby in 1989 in a Las Vegas hotel where he sought to evaluate her acting skills. He insisted she have a drink to relax.
“I trusted him because of who he was, and how well he was respected around the world,” she said. “The taste was horrible and unfamiliar to me because I was not a drinker.”
She fell into a stupor, remembers Cosby wrapping himself around her and stroking her hair and then she passed out. She woke up at home with no memory of how she got there although her car was in the driveway.
“Bill Cosby appears to think that rape is a joke,” she said. “Let me tell you something, Bill, I’m not laughing.”
She vowed to lead a campaign to press Nevada legislators to throw out the statute of limitations for sexual assault. Such a change would not help in her case or in the cases of most of the women who have accused Cosby.
“I will do everything in my power to change the law that protects criminals and re-victimizes the innocent,” she said.
Allred said Cosby appears to think he’s far from finished,” alluding to a comment Cosby has made to some of his audiences on his current tour.
“He should know that we are also far from finished with him,” Allred said.
SOURCE: Maria Puente