When a lot of people have thought about Bill Cosby over the past couple of years, the image was often one of a father figure and a well-respected comedian. This reputation is quickly crumbling following the continued rape allegations that have not stopped trickling into our news reels for the last few weeks. The heat on Cosby has risen to such an extent that NBC has temporarily pulled the plug on his return to television with a family-led comedy show! Let's face it, having rape allegations against your name doesn’t exactly reflect well when acting on a family show.
Just last night, former supermodel Janice Dickinson emerged as yet another woman in a string of purported victims who have accused Cosby of sexual assault throughout the years. Dickinson appeared on ABC’s Entertainment Tonight and gave a brief description of what had occurred on the night of the assault. The 77 year old comedian had offered to help Dickinson with her career over a meeting which lead to her allegedly being raped by Bill Cosby.
“The last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pyjamas off and there was semen in between my legs.” – Said the former supermodel.
A total of five women have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them in the past years.
One thing that has become evident; as these testimonies have come to light, there has been a common thread in all each allegation. According to each of the five ladies, Cosby either used alcohol or “medication” to drug them before forcing himself on them.
CNN this morning revealed a timeline of all the women who have accused Bill Cosby of the sexual assault.
Joan Tarshis: Who alleged that Cosby had invited her to his bungalow and fixed her a drink which at first made her feel elated but later on had numbed her senses. The next thing she remembers was Cosby fondling her on the couch; an act which then lead to rape.
Tamara Green: Alleged that Cosby gave her a pill she drank after complaining about flu she was trying to get rid of.
Janice Dickson: Was offered a pill by Cosby which he said would relieve her of her period pains during their meeting before the rape occurred.
Beth Ferrier: A protege' of Bill Cosby in the 80's, revealed that in one incident she had woken up in her car with her clothes in a mess after having had cappuccino with Cosby the previous night.
Barbar Bowman: According to CNN, Barbara, in one incident, had a sip of wine from which she blacked-out. The following morning she was vomiting in Cosby's hotel toilet. Still in his robe, Cosby then allegedly tried to rape her.
Throughout all of this, Bill Cosby has remained tight-lipped, refusing to comment on any of the allegations targeted to him.