How many more of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault victims need to come out before he can be shipped off to some island inhabited by giant, bloodthirsty tarantulas? 50? 100? Three more women have recently come forward accusing Cosby of sexually assaulting them, bringing this horrifying roster of rape to a total of 41. In a conference held by attorney Gloria Allred on April 23, Janice Baker-Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns all spoke out against the comedian, claiming he assaulted each of them in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
According to People, Allred, who is representing a number of Cosby’s other victims, held the conference because he still refuses to “acknowledge and take responsibility for his conduct towards women.” Janice Baker-Kinney was a 24-year-old Harrah’s bartender when she was assaulted by Cosby in 1982. A friend invited her to a pizza party held at a house owned by the casino. Cosby offered her pills and she woke up to him molesting her.
Marcella Tate was a 27-year-old Wilhelmina model when she was assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion’s Chicago location in 1975. He gave her a drink, and the last thing she remembered was him laying next to her in bed, naked. The Playboy Mansion has been a frequent setting for the alleged assaults. Autumn Burns was only 20 when she met Cosby during her stint as a game starter for Las Vegas’ Sahara casino in 1970. Cosby invited her to his room one night after a performance and made her something to drink, causing her to feel woozy, which is when she claims he abused her.
Allred held the press conference in hopes of damaging ticket sales for Cosby’s “Far From Finished” tour. A protest is scheduled for his next show at Atlanta’s Cobb Centre on May 2.
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