Three more women came forward with their sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby in a press conference held by Gloria Allred on Thursday, April 23. Janice Baker-Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns made the total of Bill alleged victims to 38 women.
Janice told reporters that she was 24 and was working as a bartender in the showrooms at Harrah’s in Reno when Bill allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her in May 1982. A friend invited her for a “pizza party” at a house where the comedian was staying. He later offered her a pill and advised her to take two pills.
After taking the pills, Janice’s vision became blurry and she passed out. She woke up later on a couch in the living room with her jeans unzipped and her blouse opened. Bill allegedly asked her if she was okay but he then put his hand inside her blouse. She woke up the next morning naked in bed and Bill was touching her belly and genital area. When she walked out the front door, Bill allegedly told her, “This is between you and me,” before putting his fingers to his mouth like a “shhh” sign.
Marcela said she met Bill at Faces in Chicago through mutual friends in 1975 when she was 27 and a model for Wilhelmina Agency. According to the second accuser, Bill called her one night, asking her to drive him from the airport to Playboy Mansion. “When we arrived at the Playboy Mansion he asked if I would like to see the mansion and have a glass of wine before I left,” she recalled, “Mr. Cosby brought me a drink and that was my last clear memory. The next cloudy memory I have is that I was in a different room. I was in bed. Bill Cosby was next to me and it didn’t appear he was wearing anything.”
Marcela believed she was “targeted and drugged by Bill Cosby.” She told reporters, “I feel that Mr. Cosby has no regard for women or their safety.”
Autumn claimed she was 20, working as a game starter at Sahara in Las Vegas and a model when she met Bill in 1970. The comedian allegedly approached her and offered gigs as a model and actress. One night, Bill gave her $500 to gamble with or do whatever she wanted with.
After his performance, he invited her to his room where he made her a scotch on the rocks. “I felt woozy and he asked me to come into the bedroom,” she said, before adding that Bill, naked in bed, asked her to sit on the edge. She said Bill grabbed her from the back of her neck and struck his erect penis down the throat. He then lifted her and had sex with her.
During the conference, Gloria said she had more alleged victims of Bill coming forward. According to her, protests are planned for the comedian’s upcoming May 2 show at the Cobb Centre in Atlanta.