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Chelsea Handler reveals 'really weird' Bill Cosby incident

Chelsea Handler and Bill Cosby. (Reuters file photos)

Chelsea Handler and Bill Cosby. (Reuters file photos)

Chelsea Handler fears she could have become an alleged victim of Bill Cosby’s sexual advances if she had not asked three pals to join her for an odd encounter with the funnyman in an Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel.

Speaking to Esquire magazine, Handler recalls Cosby inviting her to join him in his suite when they were both performing in the same hotel a decade ago.

She explains, “At, like, three o'€™clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, ’Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite’. I said, ’That'€™s really weird. I don'€™t want to go alone... I don'€™t know him’.

“So the three guys I was with - thank God these guys were with me. One was filming and one was, like, a producer we were filming something - I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would'€™ve happened if I went up there alone.

“I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out... Then my friend texted me the other day saying, ’Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby'€™s and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?’ And I said, ’Yeah’, and he said, ’Hello! You could've been one of his victims if we weren'€™t there’.”

More than 20 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault and inappropriate behaviour in recent months. Cosby has never been charged and his lawyers insist the allegations are false.


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