Yahoo reports that the sexual assault scandal surrounding Bill Cosby heated up again yesterday as two more women, including an actress on the Cosby Show, came forward with new accusations against him.
In a press conference with their attorney, Lili Bernard and Sammie Mays told their stories. Lili appeared in an episode in the final season of “The Cosby Show,” were she claimed she was drugged, raped and threatened by Cosby while being mentored by him.
According to Bernard, Cosby was initially comforting and welcoming to her, complimenting her on her various skills. After winning her complete trust he drugged me and raped me.
Bernard claimed that she last saw Bill in 1992, where he told her, “As far as I’m concerned, Bernard, you’re dead. Do you hear me? You’re dead, Bernard. You don’t exist, I never wanna see your face again. Now get the hell out of here!”
“I took that as a death threat and was scared for my life,” Bernard said.
Since then Bernard claims to have become suicidal in the months following that encounter, and said she suffers from panic attacks and night terrors.
The other woman, Sammie Mays, said that she encountered Cosby in the mid-’80s, as a writer in New Orleans. According to Mays, when she asked Cosby for a brief interview, she invited him to walk with her from the convention center across the street to his hotel.
Once inside, Cosby mixed a drink for her with his back to her. After taking two big swigs, Mays said, “The next thing I remember when I awoke, I seemed to have been drooling, and was sloppily slouched in the chair with barely the edge of my bottom in it.”
She says her shirt was unbuttoned and her bra was slid to the side, exposing her breasts, and her belt had been “unhooked and re-hooked.”
Last week, three new accusers came forward to claim that they had been assaulted by Cosby, including a former model who claimed that she was “targeted and drugged by Cosby in 1975 at the Playboy Mansion in Chicago.
Cosby’s attorney has denied accusations made against the comedian in the past. Bill Cosby is scheduled to perform tonight in Atlanta.