Two more women come forward with Bill Cosby allegations
Actor Bill Cosby. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files
Two more woman have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing many of the 50-plus women who have made allegations about Cosby in the last 12 months, staged another press conference on Friday and introduced Donna Barrett and a women identified only as Dottye.
Dottye claimed Cosby drugged and raped her when she visited him New York to audition for The Cosby Show in 1984, when she was 30.
"I want people to know, I did not go to the police because at that time, I thought somehow I had let him do what he did," she said. "I didn't protest and I was too embarrassed to tell anyone of this shame I felt. Anyway, he was Bill Cosby. Who would believe me?"
Barrett alleged Cosby had grabbed her from behind and pressed his body against her during a University of Pennsylvania event in 2004.
Cosby's new lawyers declined to comment on the latest accusers. Cosby has denied previous allegations and has never been criminally charged.
It appears there are more women ready to come forward with allegations against the embattled comic - Allred told the media at the press conference she has been contacted by more women.
"I can assure Mr. Cosby that there are still more victims who will be courageous enough to come forward in the future," she said.
Cosby had to testify under oath earlier this month (Oct15) when he was called to give a deposition in a California civil suit brought by a woman who claimed the comedian sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15.
Allred, who was the woman's lawyer, hopes to pursue a second deposition of Cosby.