Three More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Drugging and Sexual Assault

Three more women came forward on Wednesday accusing Bill Cosby of drugging, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Lawyer Gloria Allred who is representing more than 20 of Cosby's accusers revealed the names of the women who recently came forward, according to the New York Times.

These women cannot take legal action against Cosby because the statute of limitations has expired, Allred said. But the women came forward to speak up about Cosby's alleged actions.

Allred called the women "courageous" and wants "Mr. Cosby to be accountable for what they believe was his misconduct towards them,” according to the New York Times. These women have stepped forward soon before Cosby is supposed to be questioned under oath for a deposition scheduled October 9.

The comedian, actor, and former Jell-O spokesperson will be asked questions in a case involving the alleged sexual assault of Judy Huth in 1974.

Huth was 15 at the time of the alleged assault at the Playboy Mansion and is now filing suit. Cosby's lawyers are trying to keep the questioning private. Huth's lawyers disagree and will ask the court to make the deposition public. A hearing on that matter is scheduled on October 5.

Former model and Mrs. America, Lisa Christie, claims she was sexually harassed by the then superstar actor. She had appeared on Jell-O commercials and The Cosby Show. Cosby wooed Christie at a Chicago hotel bar, but she rebuffed his advances.

Christie told the Vulture that Cosby allegedly said,"You're never going to make it in this business unless you sleep with me." She added, "I was one of the fortunate ones to escape ... I am here to support all of the victims."

Two other women said that they spent time with Cosby and then couldn't remember what happened next. Model Pamela Abeyta, said she met Mr. Cosby in Las Vegas in 1979 when she was in her twenties. She said she believed someone put something in her drink.

Former waitress Sharon Van Ert allegedly met Cosby in 1976, when she was working at a jazz club he frequented. She claims Cosby offered her a ride home one night and she says she passed out after that and woke up with her underwear gone. She now believes the comedian put something in her drink, according to the Vulture.

Cosby, 78, has repeatedly denied the accusations of drugging or sexual assault that have been brought by dozens of women. He has not been charged with any crime.

Source: New York Times, Vulture

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