Lots and lots of women have come out, guns blazing, to accuse Bill Cosby of having sexually assaulted them or otherwise drugged them and had his way with them. The question that many people ask, though, is why none of these women actually came out to reveal the true actions of the comedian just after they had been violated. Why now when Bill is already old and it might be difficult to gather sufficient evidence against him and sustain a just trial?
Nevertheless, it is difficult to believe that all of these women, who at one point or the other crossed the path of Cosby during his active years, are lying.
There was that case of a woman who settled things with Bill out of court a few years back. Seemingly, theirs had been a consensual affair but Bill needed to silence her to protect his reputation from being soiled in the public eye. Then there was that scandal that arose from the woman’s daughter trying to extort money from the comedian and people somewhat forgot about the story! This was the first instance that could have sounded the bell on Cosby’s reputation during his success-laden, active years!
Fast forward to 2015 and tens of women have come forth with allegations that Cosby took advantage of them. Most claim that something was dropped into their drinks at a hotel room or apartment only for them to wake up with their clothes off!
One woman, though, is happy that the alarm bells rung in her and was thus lucky to get away without being “Cosbyed” as she puts it.
Chelsea Handler claims that about ten years ago, Bill Cosby invited her to his Atlantic City hotel room. She made these allegations in a joint interview with Nick Offerman in next month’s issue of Esquire. When Scott Raab, the interviewer, threw in a word of pity for Cosby, calling him “poor guy”, Handler cast doubt on the phrase.
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She quickly chipped in saying Bill Cosby was not a poor guy at all and claimed that “He tried to Cosby me”. She claims to have been on a stand-up session at the hotel when Bill sent word for her to go see him in his room. She recalls feeling that such a call was weird and saying that she could not go to see the comedian alone.
She says she went to see Cosby with some three friends she had been with at the time and this is ultimately what she credits with saving her from being “Cosbyed”. However, she does not give a reason for believing that Cosby might have had ulterior intentions for having invited her to his room as he did; of course, other than the fact that he had wanted her to go alone.
If the allegations that Cosby assaulted many women are true, then she is one of the few women to have escaped his snare. Cosby is yet to comment on these allegations.