Former bunny P.J. Masten told CNN that Cosby’s other alleged victims have not and probably will not tell their stories publicly out of fear.
“12 former bunnies that I know of that are ashamed to come forward, frightened to come forward, married with families, don’t want to come forward.” Masten said. “But they were also drugged and raped by Bill Cosby.”
Masten claims that Cosby assaulted her at a Chicago hotel while she was working as a cocktail waitress for the Playboy club. After the alleged crime, Masten says she immediately told her supervisor at Playboy.
“She said to me, ‘You know that’s Hef’s best friend, right?'” Masten said, referring to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. “I said, ‘Yes.’ She said, ‘Well, nobody is going to believe you. I suggest you keep your mouth shut.'”
An individual who once worked at the Playboy mansion exclusively told TheWrap that Cosby had a reputation of being, “the pig of the mansion.”
A spokesperson for Playboy did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment on Masten and others’ claims, nor did Cosby’s attorney.
However, Cosby’s lawyer Marty Singer suggested this week that former Playboy bunny Judy Huth’s accusations were a means of extortion, saying: “Approximately 10 years ago, [she] unsuccessfully tried to get money from a tabloid by selling the same story about Bill Cosby that is the subject of this lawsuit. Knowing that since she disclosed her allegations to a media outlet 10 years ago, she cannot claim to have a repressed memory.”
Masten claims she has no problem remembering what happened, saying outright, “I knew I was raped.”
According to her, Cosby invited Masten out to dinner in Chicago. She met him at his hotel room where she was offered a drink of Grand Marnier. She took the drink from Cosby and drank it.
“The next thing I knew, it was 4 o’clock in the morning,” said Masten. “I woke up in a bed naked, bruised. He was laying next to me, and I slithered out of the bed… I got myself together, I went downstairs, I got in a cab, and I went home.”
Masten asserts that her experience with Cosby has caused her to be in therapy for years. She says she decided to come forward now after hearing Huth’s story.
“That was it for me,” Masten said. “This man has to be held accountable. He’s a serial rapist. He’s been that way since the ’60s.”