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Two more women, including an actress who had appeared on The Cosby Show, came forward with new accusations against Bill Cosby on Friday, according to the The Wrap.
Actress Lili Bernard and Sammie Mays reportedly detailed their allegations against Cosby, 77, in a press conference with civil rights attorney Gloria Allred in New York. Bernard, who appeared in an episode of the final season of The Cosby Show, claims she received death threats from the comedian after he drugged and raped her while supposedly preparing her for a role in 1992.
“After he had won my complete trust and adoration he drugged me and raped me,” Bernard reportedly said in her statement.
After the attack, the actress says Cosby told her, “As far as I’m concerned, Bernard, you’re dead. Do you hear me? You’re dead, Bernard. You don’t exist, I never wanna see your face again. Now get the hell out of here!”
“I interpreted that as a death threat and feared for my life,” Bernard said.
The encounter reportedly left the actress feeling suicidal for months, and she claims she continues to suffer from panic attacks and night terrors “as a result of what Mr. Cosby did to me.”
Mays, who was working as a writer at the time she met Cosby, also detailed her memory of the attack at the press conference.
In the mid-’80s, she asked the comedian for an interview while covering the National Association of Television Program Executives convention in New Orleans. Mays says she invited Cosby to her hotel room to talk, where he allegedly mixed a drink for her. After she took two large swigs of the drink, she reportedly claims, “The next thing I remember when I awoke from my state of unconsciousness, I seemed to have been drooling and was sloppily slouched in the chair with barely the edge of my bottom in it.”
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SOURCE: PEOPLE.com, Michael Miller