Even though some have recently come forward defending the former Cosby Show actor (like his onscreen wife Phylicia Rashad and his TV daughter Keshia Knight Pulliam), that doesn't mean the sexual assault allegations are going to stop. With that said, three more women are accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault and they told their disturbing stories on Wednesday as part of a press conference held by Gloria Allred. These three new women publicly accused Cosby and sound very similar to past stories we've heard.
The first accuser is named Linda Kirkpatrick. She claims that Cosby drugged and assaulted her in his Las Vegas hotel room, like many other women who met Cosby in Vegas. As for the second accuser, Lynn Neal, she said Cosby "built my trust by pretending to be a friend." Soon after befriending Neal, the comedian allegedly drugged and assaulted her, too. The last woman to speak goes by "Kacey" and said she looked to Cosby as a "father figure." However, he reportedly took advantage of her and she one day woke up naked in bed with him after taking a pill (no details on what kind of pill she took).
At the press conference, Allred also announced that the statue of limitations has run out in all of the above cases, but that isn't going to stop her or them from finding justice or being frightened by Cosby's lawyers. Allred said,
Women are just not going to be intimidated anymore. Those days are gone.
Here is a video obtained by TMZ showing the three new accusers revealing further details about the time they allegedly spent with Cosby:
These women follow many others also claiming Cosby has sexually abused them in one way or another. However, none of this appears to be influencing Cosby, as the comedian is still going through with his live performances, like the three upcoming performances he has scheduled in Canada this week. He's promising fans "the show of their life."
Cosby has yet to really open up about everything, and has seemingly stuck with the thoughts of the original statement released by his lawyer: "Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.”