Despite complete silence from the comedian on the matter, Bill Cosby continues to be bombarded with allegations of rape. After Barbara Bowman offered a detailed account in a Washington Post op-ed last week, a new accuser has stepped forward and published her story on Hollywood Elsewhere.
Here are a few of the disturbing details Joan Tarshis provides in her account:
“The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed. Through the haze I thought I was being clever when I told him I had an infection and he would catch it and his wife would know he had sex with someone. But he just found another orifice to use. I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me. Of course I told no one."
“When we got to Westbury and he went on, there was no seat for me. I stood in the back of the theater with his chauffeur, feeling insulted that I wasn’t respected enough to be given a reserved seat. But soon after, I remember feeling very, very stoned and asking his chauffeur to take me back to the car. I was having trouble standing up. The next thing I remember was waking up in his bed back at the Sherry, naked. I remember thinking ‘You old shit, I guess you got me this time, but it’s the last time you’ll ever see me.’”
Cosby’s lawyer said over the weekend that the comedian “does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.” Cosby's silence, however, will likely only increase the amount of scrutiny and presumed guilt heaped upon him by the public.