The seemingly endless list of women who’ve accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them has just grown by one.
Former aspiring actress/model Heidi Thomas told CNN on Tuesday that the former “The Cosby Show” star took advantage of her in 1984, in Reno, Nevada.
In an account that’s becoming all too familiar, Thomas claims she was instructed by her agency to visit Cosby, who was performing at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Reno, from her home town of Denver so he could give her pointers on acting. According to Thomas, she performed a monologue for Cosby, after which he told her to do a read as a drunk person.
“How are you ever going play an intoxicated person … if you’ve never been drunk?” Cosby said, then gave her a glass of Chablis, according to her explanation. That’s when she says things grew “foggy.”
According to Thomas, she woke up to find Cosby in bed with her. The comedian was naked and “forcing himself in my mouth,” Thomas claims.
Later, Cosby told her, “I’m your friend … your friend is gonna (ejaculate) again,” Thomas told CNN.
Thomas recalls storming out, but said she apologized for her “rude” behavior and rode to Cosby’s show with him. Months later, Thomas said, she traveled to see him backstage at a show in St. Louis, but they never discussed the alleged Reno incident.
A representative for Cosby has not returned TheWrap‘s request for comment.
The story had been kept a closely guarded secret for over 30 years until, Thomas says, she discovered that her parents have long known something had happened during her trip to Reno, compelling her to go public.
Thomas is one of dozens of women who have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct. Cosby has denied the allegations, with his attorney Martin Singer having previously said, “The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40 or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.”
Cosby’s career has taken a number of hits since the allegations began surfacing. NBC decided to ax a comedy that it was developing for the comedian to star in, while Netflix postponed a comedy special starring Cosby that had been scheduled to run over the Thanksgiving holiday.