The number of accusers voicing allegations against comedian Bill Cosby reached a milestone this week, climbing above the half-century mark, according to media reports.
People magazine reports that two new accusers stepped forward in a press conference held Thursday in New York. With attorney Gloria Allred representing the alleged victims, Charlotte Fox and a woman identified only as “Elizabeth” recounted stories similar to those of others who have previously accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them.
Elizabeth described an encounter with Cosby in 1976, when she was a 20-year-old flight attendant. She said she agreed to dinner with Cosby after he pursued her persistently, and after drinking sake at Cosby’s insistence, she felt light-headed.
Reading a statement, Elizabeth said: “I was completely in a trancelike state, like I was dreaming. I don’t remember how we got to his hotel room. He went to the bathroom and undressed and came out in a robe.”
The People report adds: “Because of how sick she felt, Elizabeth said she could barely stand up. ‘He made me kneel down,’ she read from her statement before breaking down in tears. ‘All I know is that it was the most horrifying thing that could happen to an innocent woman.'”
Fox talked about allegedly being assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion when she was 23. Her story also involved dinner and drinks, after which she fell ill.
Said Fox: “I was incapacitated and couldn’t say no. He engaged in sexual activity with me. It was not consensual.”