Bill Cosby has been publicly accused of raping, drugging, coercing or sexually assaulting as many as 60 women in all since 1965. Many of the accusations only started to emerge in October 2014. The...
Accused is not the same thing as proven. Accusations are not a basis for punishment. It's supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, not innocent until accused. This has become a very dangerous precedent in the past few years. Is he guilty? Don't know. I didn't really pay attention to the trial, but an accusation, or even 60, is not evidence of guilt.
He confessed to a later crime, try to keep up.. Believe all these women made it up and lying? They didn't go forward at first for the same reason many rape victims don't, shame and embarrassment plus his celebrity status would have dragged them through the dirt and then some had they gone public..
Barbara Bowman* Rape Yes 1986 New York City;
Atlantic City, New Jersey 2005 One of the most outspoken accusers. Claims Cosby mentored her until she turned 18, then offered her a drug-laced glass of wine and raped her in his New York home. Later allegedly attempted to assault her in Atlantic City and attempted to destroy her career when she fought back.
Beverly Johnson Attempted assault Yes 1980s New York City 2013 Claims Cosby offered her a spiked espresso but was able to resist his actions and leave his house. She related this episode in a Vanity Fair article and in her memoirs that were released in August 2015. Cosby subsequently started a defamation suit against her in December 2015.
Louisa Moritz Rape 1971 New York City 2014 Claims Cosby forced oral sex backstage at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Kristina Ruehli Rape Yes 1965 Los Angeles, California 2014 Claims Cosby invited her to a "party" at his house where she was the only guest. Cosby then allegedly drugged and raped her.
Therese Serignese* Rape Yes 1976 Las Vegas, Nevada 2005 Claims Cosby randomly approached her at the Las Vegas Hilton where he was performing and asked her if she wanted to go to his show. Serignese attended his comedy show and afterwards he gave her Quaaludes before raping her. Cosby admitted under oath in his 2005 deposition: "I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex." He also stated he made payments to her in 1996 for an educational pledge he had previously made to her. Serignese was Jane Doe #10 in Constand's civil case against Cosby.
Tamara Green* Sexual assault Yes 1970s Los Angeles, California 2005 Was feeling ill one day while working at Cosby's restaurant, Cafe Figaro. Cosby allegedly offered her a "decongestant" then drove her to his house, where he attempted to rape her. Green alleges she was conscious enough to fight back. Was the only witness in Constand's case to be publicly named at the time. She is the lead plaintiff in Green et al. vs. Cosby defamation suit that includes six other women as plaintiffs.
Beth Ferrier* Other Yes 1980s Denver, Colorado 2005 Ferrier says she had been in a consensual relationship with Cosby for several months, but some time after breaking up, claims that he drugged her when she visited him before a performance in Denver. She claimed she woke up in a car in a parking lot with her clothes disheveled, after Cosby offered her a cup of coffee the night before.
Joan Tarshis Rape Yes 1969 Los Angeles, California 1980s Claims Cosby mixed her a drink while they were working together, and awoke to Cosby raping her. Originally told her story to a reporter in the 1980s who declined to publish it.
Victoria Valentino Rape Yes 1970 Los Angeles, California 1996 Claims Cosby offered her pills before driving her to his home. Conscious but too drugged to move, she alleges Cosby turned her over and raped her. Valentino's friend confirmed she detailed the incident to her immediately after it happened. She also mentioned it in a videotaped interview in 1996.
Janice Dickinson Rape Yes 1982 Lake Tahoe, Nevada 2002 Claims Cosby had been following her career and invited her to his hotel immediately after she left drug rehab. Alleges Cosby gave her wine and a pill, and awoke to him raping her. Provided her story in 2002 for her autobiography, but her publisher cut it in fear of being sued. Also made vague allegations in a 2006 interview with Howard Stern, saying she could not go into too much detail because she feared being targeted by Cosby.
Carla Ferrigno Attempted assault 1967 Los Angeles, California 2014 Claims that while on a date with a man claiming to work in the record industry, she was taken to a party at Cosby's house, after which her date and Cosby's wife left, leaving the two alone. Alleges Cosby then forcefully grabbed and kissed her, repeatedly attempting to get her to have a drink before she insisted on leaving.
Linda Joy Traitz Sexual assault Yes 1969 Los Angeles, California 2014 Claims that Cosby offered to give her a ride home after her shift at Cafe Figaro. Alleges that Cosby instead drove her to a secluded area and opened a briefcase full of pills, groped her, and insisted on her taking one of the pills; she declined and demanded to be driven home.
Renita Chaney Hill Child sexual abuse Yes 1982 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014 Claims that while being involved with Cosby's children's show Picture Pages, at the age of 15, Cosby made her consume drinks that would make her unconscious until the next day; when she complained about the drinks, Cosby said that was the only way she could continue seeing him. Claims she has one memory of Cosby kissing her before she passed out. Cosby paid for her college tuition.
Angela Leslie Sexual assault 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada 2014 Claims that during an acting audition in Cosby's Las Vegas hotel room, he told her to sip from a drink and act intoxicated, although she only pretended to sip it. He then allegedly stripped and forced Leslie's hand on his penis but told her to leave when she resisted. Afterward, she received regular payments from Cosby.
Lachele Covington Sexual assault 2000 New York City 2000 Claims that after working as an extra on the sitcom Cosby, she visited Cosby's townhouse for career advice, where he attempted to put her hand on his genitals. Covington reported the allegation to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) three days later but no charges were filed.
Patricia Leary Steuer* Sexual assault Yes 1978, 1980 Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts; Atlantic City, New Jersey 2015 Claims Cosby invited her to a party at his house, but she was the only guest. After having a drink, claims she woke up not remembering what happened. In a similar incident two years later, she woke up fully naked.
Linda Kirkpatrick Sexual assault Yes 1981 Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 Claims that after being invited backstage to Cosby's Las Vegas show, he handed her a drink causing her to blackout with intermittent memories of Cosby trying to mount her.
Linda Brown Sexual assault Yes 1969 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2015 Claims after having dinner with Cosby, he insisted on taking her to his hotel, where he offered her a soda. Alleges she then woke up naked as Cosby began to assault her "like a real-life blow-up doll".
Kaya Thompson Sexual assault 1980s New York City 2015 Claims that on the set of The Cosby Show, Cosby forced himself on her and told her to use a bottle of Lubriderm to pleasure him. He offered her $700 as she left.
Sunni Welles Sexual assault Yes 1960s Los Angeles, California 2015 Claims that Cosby offered her drinks at a jazz club, then remembers only waking up naked the next day. Unsure what happened, alleges she accepted another invitation to meet Cosby where she again had a drink and then woke up naked.
"Kacey" Sexual assault Yes 1996 Los Angeles, California 2015 Claims after a long-running professional relationship with Cosby, on one occasion he insisted she take a white pill to help her relax. Alleges she blacked out and awoke next to Cosby in bed. Came forward in 2015 under condition of anonymity and an assumed name.
Chelan Lasha Sexual assault Yes 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 2014 Claims Cosby offered to help her pursue a modeling career; alleges Cosby lured her to his hotel room, offered her an "antihistamine" and a shot of Amaretto, which knocked her unconscious as Cosby began humping her. Gave her $1,500 when she woke up and left.
Helen Hayes Other 1973 Pebble Beach, California 2014 Claims that after attending the 1973 Celebrity Tennis Tournament, Cosby stalked her throughout the evening until eventually confronting her and groping her breasts. Not to be confused with the actress Helen Hayes.
Heidi Thomas Rape Yes 1984 Reno, Nevada 2015 Claims that during an audition, Cosby instructed her to sip a drink and act intoxicated. After sipping the drink, alleges she became unconscious and awoke to Cosby performing oral sex.
PJ Masten Rape Yes 1979 Chicago, Illinois 2014 Claims Cosby invited her to dinner where he offered her a cocktail, knocking her unconscious and waking up later in Cosby's bed naked and bruised. Alleges she believes she was raped. Claims after she confronted management at the Playboy Club, her supervisor said, "Shut your mouth."
Sarita Butterfield Other 1977 Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 2014 Claims that Cosby cornered her at a party and groped her breasts but she was able to fend off further advances.
Janice Baker-Kinney Rape Yes 1982 Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 Claims that a friend invited her to a party at Cosby's residence, where they were the only guests. Alleges that Cosby offered her a drink, causing her to black out as her friend was leaving. Claims she awoke naked in bed next to Cosby, who was also naked.
Autumn Burns Rape Yes 1970 Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 Claims that while working at a Las Vegas casino, Cosby approached her to help her break into the entertainment industry. Alleges he invited her to his hotel suite where he offered her a drink, causing her to feel heavily drugged as Cosby had forcible oral sex.
Lili Bernard Rape Yes 1990s New York City 2015 Claims that in preparation of her guest-starring on The Cosby Show, Cosby mentored her, and that once he gained her total trust, he drugged her, raped her and threatened her.
Sammie Mays Sexual assault Yes 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 Claims that Cosby invited her to his suite while she was attending a television industry conference in Las Vegas; once alone, she alleges Cosby offered a drink that caused her to black out and awake to find her bra disheveled and Cosby standing over her.
Margie Shapiro Rape Yes 1975 Santa Monica, California 2015 Claims Cosby randomly invited her to a party and later a personal visit to the Playboy Mansion, after seeing her in a doughnut shop. At the Mansion, alleges Cosby played a game where she would have to swallow a pill. Claims she regained consciousness while Cosby was raping her.
Joyce Emmons Other Yes 1979–1980 Las Vegas, Nevada; New York City[clarification needed] 2014 Claims that during Cosby's appearance at her comedy club, he offered her a pill to help with her headache. Alleges the next thing she remembers was waking up naked with Cosby's friend and when confronted, Cosby said he gave her a Quaalude. Further asserts that Cosby had repeatedly offered to show off his large collection of drugs to her, even though he never took any drugs himself.
Rebecca Lynn Neal Rape Yes 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 Claims Cosby repeatedly visited the health club where she worked and invited her to his show; upon accepting, alleges that Cosby gave her a shot of Stoli, which rendered her disoriented but still conscious while Cosby raped her, ignoring her weakened pleas to tell him to stop. Says Cosby never visited her health club again.
Jewel Allison Rape Yes 1990 New York City 2015 Claims Cosby invited her to his New York townhouse for dinner, where he offered her a glass of wine. Alleges the next thing she remembers was seeing semen on the floor as Cosby helped escort her outside into a cab. Gained distinction for being one of the few African-American women to accuse Cosby.
Lise-Lotte Lublin Rape Yes 1989 Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 Claims that during an audition in Cosby's hotel suite, he offered her two shots of liquor, causing her to black out and awaken to Cosby straddling her. Has helped champion new Nevada legislation to extend statute of limitation on rape cases.
Cindra Ladd Rape Yes 1969 New York City 2015 As a friend of Cosby, claims that she once complained of a headache, to which Cosby responded by offering a pill. Alleges the next thing she remembers is waking up naked with Cosby standing nearby in a robe. As a respected philanthropist and powerful media executive, she became a noteworthy counterbalance to critics who claimed Cosby accusers were seeking money or fame.
Helen Gumpel Attempted assault 1987 New York City 2015 Claims that after being called back for a potentially second appearance on The Cosby Show, Cosby invited her into his dressing room and made repeated advances on her, attempting to get her to have a drink. She declined and did not appear on any future episodes.
Kathy McKee Rape 1973 Detroit, Michigan 2014 Claims that after knowing Cosby personally for eight years, he invited her to his Detroit hotel room where he spun her around and penetrated her.
Charlotte Fox Rape 1970s Los Angeles, California 2015 Claims that while working on Uptown Saturday Night, she was invited to a party at the Playboy Mansion hosted by Cosby. After drinking at the club, began to feel "incapacitated" as Cosby raped her. Did not explicitly accuse Cosby of drugging her.
Marcella Tate Rape Yes 1975 Los Angeles, California 2015 Claims that Cosby offered her a drink during a party at the Playboy Mansion, after which she blacked out and woke up in a bed next to Cosby, who was naked.
Shawn Brown Rape Yes 1970s San Antonio, Texas 1990s Cosby admitted to this extramarital affair with Brown in the 1990s. She alleged in 2014 that despite their consensual sex, she was not "freaky enough" for him so on one occasion he insisted she drink alcohol and smoke marijuana, leading her to black out while he raped her.
Lisa Jones Attempted assault Yes 1986 New York City 2014 Met Cosby when she was 17 and alleges that after she turned 18, Cosby invited her to New York to audition for The Cosby Show where he offered her alcohol and then began trying to spread her legs apart. Claims she was able to escape to avoid further assault.
Judith Huth Child sexual abuse Yes 1974 Los Angeles, California 2014 Claims that at the age of 15, she wandered onto a movie set where Cosby was working. Alleges Cosby took her to his house and plied her with drinks, then to the Playboy Mansion where he instructed her to tell people she was 19, then took her to a room where he masturbated himself with her hands. Because it is an alleged child sexual abuse case, statute of limitations began when Huth realized the trauma as an adult. A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) investigation resulted in no criminal charges; a civil case is currently underway.
Eden Tirl Sexual harassment 1990 New York City 2015 A former actress who guest starred as a police officer on The Cosby Show in 1990, Tirl said she was pulled off the set during a taping of the show and groped by Cosby inside his dressing room. Tirl said she later told two of the show's staffers what happened, but was ignored.
"Elizabeth" Rape Yes 1976 Los Angeles, California 2015 Claims she met Cosby while working as a flight attendant and accepted an offer for dinner, where Cosby gave her a glass of sake, causing her to fall into a "trance-like state" where Cosby forced her to perform a sex act she described as "the most horrifying thing that could happen to an innocent young woman". Came forward in 2015 under condition of anonymity and an assumed name.
Jena T. Sexual assault 1988 New York City 2015 Claims Cosby started paying an unwanted amount of attention to her while working as a model at age 17–18. Alleges that after she voiced her concerns to Cosby, he offered to buy her a car and then eventually forced her into unspecified sexual activity, giving her $700 as she left.
"Lisa" Sexual assault Yes 1988 New York City 2015 Claims Cosby invited her to his home while she was trying to further her modeling career. Alleges Cosby offered her a shot of alcohol, causing her to feel dizzy and out of control while Cosby began petting her as she blacked out. Came forward in 2015 under condition of anonymity and an assumed name.
Michelle Hurd Attempted assault 1995 New York City 2014 Claims Cosby invited her to his dressing room for acting exercises while working on The Cosby Mysteries. Alleges that some exercises involved inappropriate touching of her body, leading to Cosby to invite her to his home and take a shower. Hurd says she refused and claims Cosby told her to never tell anyone about their acting exercises.
Andrea Constand Sexual assault Yes 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2005 Cosby invited Constand to his house to discuss career goals after meeting her at Temple University. He provided her pills to relax her anxiety, which he claimed were Benadryl. Afterward, he fondled her and digitally penetrated her, according to his own sworn testimony though he claims it was consensual. Constand alleged sexual abuse to the Philadelphia Police Department, who decided not to file charges against Cosby. Constand then filed a civil lawsuit where thirteen other women came forward to allege similar abuse. The case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. On December 30, 2015, shortly before the expiry of the statute of limitations re: the alleged January 2004 incident, Cosby was charged with sexual assault based on the 2005 allegations by Constand, a reversal of a 2005 decision not to lay a charge. Documents from the case were sealed until the summer of 2015, and the charge was based on new evidence according to the current district attorney for Montgomery County.
Chloe Goins Sexual assault Yes 2008 Los Angeles, California 2014 Claims that Cosby drugged and assaulted her while she was at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. In 2015 the LAPD investigated and referred their file to Los Angeles D.A. In 2016, an announcement was made that no charges would be laid because of inadequate evidence and the expiration of the statute of limitations.
Lisa Christie Attempted assault 1989 Chicago, Illinois 2015 Claims that after years of seeing Cosby as a mentor, he offered to audition her for the movie Ghost Dad in his hotel room, when Cosby attempted to kiss her "like a boyfriend" and said he would give her "the biggest orgasm" of her life. When she refused, Cosby told her she would "never make it in this business" unless she slept with him. Christie went on to be Mrs. America less than ten years later.
Pamela Abeyta Rape Yes 1979 Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 Claims Cosby offered to help her with her ambitions to become a Playboy model; while having dinner with Cosby, alleges she drank something that caused her to pass out, and when she awoke there were three naked men near her, including Cosby.
Sharon Van Ert Sexual assault Yes 1976 Redondo Beach, California 2015 Claims Cosby gave her something to drink while she was working at a jazz club, then walked her out to her car when he said she needed to "sober up". She alleges Cosby then began caressing her before she blacked out, and when she woke up realized her panties were missing.
Jane Doe (Multiple)* Other Yes Varied Varied 2005 Numerous witnesses who agreed to testify in Constand's 2005 civil suit have not yet come forward publicly. Due to active lawsuits seeking to unseal further details in that case, some Jane Doe witnesses have been contacted in attempts to allow their identities to be revealed.
"Sandy" Rape Yes 1980 Las Vegas, Nevada 2014 Television host Charlotte Laws claims her close friend, whom she referred to as "Sandy" in a Salon article, had a consensual sexual relationship with Cosby, but was alarmed one morning when she realized Cosby had intentionally drugged her the night before and had sex while she was unconscious. "Sandy" said she could not understand because she would have had no issues having consensual sex with him. Laws further stated that when Constand's allegations came forward in 2005, he joked about whether or not he had ever drugged her.
Cynthia Myers Other Yes < 1997 Los Angeles, California < 2011 Prior to Myers' death in 2011, she provided interviews for the book Centerfolds, which was released in 2015. In these undated interviews, Myers claimed she personally witnessed Cosby "use drugs to have sex with women" at the Playboy Mansion, stating that his actions repulsed her so much she was unable to "shed a tear" when Cosby's son Ennis was murdered in 1997.
Charlotte Kemp Attempted assault Yes 1980s Los Angeles, California 2014 Claims that she was with Valentino on the night Cosby raped her. Alleges she received drinks from Cosby along with Valentino, but passed out in Cosby's home and later left with Valentino before Cosby assaulted her.
Dottye Rape Yes 1984 New York City 2015 Claims that Cosby invited her to his New York apartment to audition for The Cosby Show, where he drugged and raped her. Came forward on condition of being identified by only her first name.
Donna Barrett Sexual assault 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015 Claims that during a photo shoot with her track team at the University of Pennsylvania, Cosby grabbed her and forcefully pressed his body against hers.
"Katy" Rape Yes 1981 Denver, Colorado 2018 "Katy" claims she was living in Denver in February 1981, where she was working as a cocktail waitress at a nightclub where Cosby performed. Cosby offered her red wine and she blacked out. She awoke the next morning in a strange room naked and covered in bruises. Cosby was standing over her in a robe. She rushed out of the room despite Cosby's attempts to persuade her to stay. She came forward in 2018 under condition of anonymity and an assumed name.
Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer Sexual assault 1970s Undisclosed 2015 Claims that during a job interview on a movie set, Cosby sexually assaulted her.