Reports of comedian Bill Cosby taking sexual liberties and more with ladies over the years is not exactly new news. In fact, 13 women have accused Cosby of rape from the 1970s into the 2000s, but keep in mind that he’s never been charged.
However, in the wake of another comedian, Hannibal Burress, straight up calling the one- time Jello spokesman a rapist in his comedy routine, one of the women who says Cosby violated her recently spoke out about her dealings with him.
In an extensive interview with the Daily Mail/Mail Online, Barbara Bowman said Cosby began manipulating her when she was a 17-year-old model in Denver, Colorado. She said the famed funnyman would fly her to meet him at his comedy gigs across the country, convincing her to treat him like he was her father, Bowman claims.
Here’s some of her quotes:
•“He is a monster. He came at me like a monster. My hope is that others who have experienced sexual abuse will not be intimidated into silence by the famous, rich and powerful. If I can help one victim, then I’ve done my job.”
•“He wanted me to act completely drunk, wasted, while he stood behind me and stroked my neck and upper chest. He didn’t touch me beyond that, on that day, but that’s where it certainly started.”
•“Bill used to tell me that he was my father figure and that I needed to trust him as a father, 100 percent. Then he’d drug me and attack me. I was to afraid to talk back.”
•“I never took shut up money. My motivation to speak now is to expose Bill Cosby as the animal that he is. He went after me in that hotel room like an animal with such sexual prowess and force that he couldn’t control himself. And at 19-years-old, I knew it would be the last time he would ever get the chance to hurt me this way again.”
•“By the time I was drugged and raped by him in New York, he’d already broken me down, brainwashed me and made me feel like there was something wrong with me if I resisted his sexual advances.”
As we said, Barbara Bowman’s interview is quite extensive and some will find a lot of what she describes as disturbing.
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