Actress Says Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her During The Tonight Show

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Two more women have come forward with disturbing stories about Bill Cosby and one of them claims he assaulted her during an appearance on The Tonight Show.

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Louisa Moritz, an actress who appeared in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and on the show Love American Style, told TMZ the comedian assaulted her in 1971 during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Moritz, 68, said Cosby knocked on her door, walked in and told her he was impressed with her work.

[He] "implied that he was going to see to it that I will become a major star through his direction."

Moritz — who also played a cop in Cheech and Chong's "Up in Smoke" — says Cosby "suddenly approached me and took out his penis, which was now in the line of my face [she's 5'] and pressed up against it."

She goes on, "He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, 'have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways."

She says as Cosby walked out he turned and said, "Now you don't want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?"

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Cosby's lawyers responded to Moritz's allegations by calling it "the point of absurdity."

Renita Chaney Hill, 47, spoke to Pittsburgh's KDKA on Thursday night, telling them she believes Cosby drugged her while they were in an on-again-off-again four year relationship that started she she was just 15 years old. Hill said she doesn't remember if he ever sexually assaulted her (because she was unconscious from the drugs).

Hill was an aspiring model in the 80s. She told KDKA she met Cosby when he was casting for models for one of his "Picture Pages" segments. She said she was "star struck" the first time she met him.

Hill says when she was alone with Cosby the scenario was always the same. Cosby would insist she have a drink even though she was underage. She says she now believes she was drugged.

"One time, I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing and touching me and I remember the taste of his cigar on his breath, and I didn't like it," Hill said. "I remember another time when I woke up in my bed the next day and he was leaving, he mentioned you should probably lose a little weight. I thought that odd, how would he know that?"

Hill says after a while she began to put two and two together.

"I always thought it was odd that after I had this drink I would end up in my bed the next morning and I wouldn't remember anything," Hill said.

She says she doesn't know if she was raped because she was unconscious.

"It just felt weird to me, and I remember being in high school saying to him, 'I'll come see you, but I don't want to drink because it makes me feel funny,'" Hill said. "And he would tell me that if I didn't drink, I couldn't come see him."

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Cosby paid for her college tuition and her parents believed he had a "father-like" mentoring relationship with her. Hill ended the relationship when she was 19. "It was just a horrifying feeling thinking that as a part of your dream you felt like this was something you had to endure," she said. "And that's why I couldn't do it anymore, and I just walked away."

"No one wants to be associated with something like this," said Hill of why she waited so long to come forward. "But the bottom line for me is that no one has the right to violate someone else, no matter who they are. I don't care how big they are or how the community sees them, it's not right."

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In this week alone, in addition to these women, Janice Dickinson, Carla Ferrigno, Therese Serignese and Joan Tarshis have come forward with stories of Cosby's predatory behavior. Last week, Barbara Bowman wrote an article for the Washington Post detailing her allegations against the comedian.

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Violet Baudelaire

Oh god it's so much worse when they quote him saying stuff and then I hear it in my head in the goofy Bill Cosby selling Jello voice and picture his little head shake ITS SO DISTURBING AND I HATE HIM SO MUCH