Two more women came forward to accuse scandal-plagued comedian Bill Cosby of wrongdoing on Thursday, including one woman who said that her 1976 encounter with Cosby culminated in “the most horrifying thing that could happen to an innocent young woman.”
During a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred in New York, a woman identified only as Elizabeth recalled her story. According to Elizabeth, she was “barely 20 years old” and a flight attendant for American Airlines when she met Cosby on a New York-to-Los Angeles flight.
During the conference, Elizabeth claimed that Cosby gave her his number and invited her to the Playboy mansion “to lay out in the sun while he played tennis with James Brown.” Elizabeth said she initially declined, but later changed her mind. After Cosby finished his tennis session, Elizabeth said, he asked her to dinner, and the two went to a restaurant called Tokyo KaiKan.
“I did not drink or use drugs. But he insisted I try the sake,” which was already poured, Elizabeth claimed during the conference.
Later, after trying some of the lambs’ eyes that Cosby had ordered, Elizabeth said that she “was completely in a trance-like state, like I was dreaming.”
Elizabeth (pictured above with Allred) claims that they went back to Cosby’s hotel room, where he changed into a robe. Though she said she needed to return to her hotel room, Elizabeth claimed, Cosby had other plans.
“He made me kneel down,” Elizabeth said in a statement to reporters Thursday. “I don’t want to repeat what happened next. All I know is that it was the most horrifying thing that could happen to an innocent young woman.”
Later, Elizabeth claimed, she vomited “profusely” in a Rolls-Royce en route to her hotel.
“I was so drugged up and sick that the driver had to escort me to my room,” Elizabeth claimed. The next day, she said, “I was sicker than I had ever been in my life.”
During Thursday’s conference, a woman identified as Charlotte Fox also spoke, saying that she met Cosby while working as an extra on the film “Uptown Saturday Night.” According to Fox, Cosby invited her to a local jazz club to hear him play, then to the Playboy mansion.
Fox claimed that she became ill at the mansion, and only “vaguely” remembered coming back from the bathroom.
“The next thing I remember was that I was sort of awake, in a bed, with no clothes on and there was Mr. Cosby, in a robe, crawling from the bottom of the bed.”
Fox continued, “I was incapacitated and couldn’t say no. He engaged in sexual activity with me. It was not consensual.”
During Thursday’s press conference, former Playboy model Sarita Butterfield, who had previously accused Cosby of wrongdoing, told reporters that the comedian had invited her to a Christmas eve dinner with his family at his Massachusetts home.
After the dinner, Butterfield claimed, Cosby approached her in the guest house and “wrapped his arms around me then roughly grabbed my hair and proceeded to aggressively kiss me and grope my breasts and other parts of my body.”
In recent months, dozens of women have come forward to accuse Cosby of rape and sexual assault.
In the wake of the accusations, Cosby has suffered career setbacks, with Netflix postponing a comedy special that was to have aired late last year, and NBC shelving a comedy that it was developing as a possible starring vehicle for the comedian.
Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, has denied accusations made against the comedian in the past.