Two more women step forward with allegations against Bill Cosby

Trigger Warning: this post discusses rape and sexual assault

Andrea Constand-drugged and raped by Cosby in 2004.

Tamara Green-drugged and raped by Cosby in the 70s.

Beth Ferrier-drugged and possibly raped by Cosby in the 80s.

Barbara Bowman– drugged and raped by Cosby in the mid-80s.

Joan Tarshis– drugged and raped by Cosby in 1969.    

Janice Dickinson– drugged and raped by Cosby in 1982.

These are 6 of the 15 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault or rape.  As of today, two more names can be added to that list:  Therese Serignese and Carla Ferrigno (in the case of Ferrigno, Bill Cosby tried-but failed-to sexually assault her).

Therese Serignese, of Boca Raton, Florida, says in a new interview that when she was just 19-years-old Cosby gave her some pills after a show in Las Vegas, and she later came to and found the actor having sex with her.

This as Carla Ferrigno, wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, has revealed that Cosby tried to sexually assault her at a party when she was just a teenager.

Serginese met Cosby in 1976 before he was set to perform a standup set at the Hilton in Las Vegas.

Cosby offered the teenager a ticket, and later invited her to the afterparty.

Then, he offered her some pills.

‘I took them, didn’t know what they were didn’t even ask. I just was intimidated I guess and I took them,’ Serignese told WPTV.

‘Then my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me.’

Despite this, she ended up staying with Cosby, living in his penthouse for weeks, but eventually she moved out and later married.

She did however take up Cosby on his promise to pay her $500 if she went to school and earned good grades.

After attending nursing school, and doing well, she got word to go down to Western Union.

In the end, she got $10,000 from Cosby.

That did not change what happened however, and Serginese was one of the woman who came forward after another woman publicly detailed what happened to her, claiming that she too was drugged and raped by Cosby

That is when Serignese became Jane Doe 10 in the civil suit brought against Cosby by Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who claimed he had drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion two years earlier.

In the end 13 woman would come forward to make similar claims in the trial, though the statue of limitations had run out on their own cases.

That case was eventually settled out of court.

Now, Serignese has a message for Cosby.

‘I’m gonna say to Bill Cosby. You do owe me an explanation for why you did this to me,’ she says.

‘I want an apology. I want you to apologize for hurting me. I want you to apologize for taking advantage of me.’

You do deserve an apology (and so do all the women he assaulted) but I don’t think one is forthcoming. Cosby won’t even respond to questions about any of the allegations surrounding him…hell, he won’t even comment any further on them.

Meanwhile, Carla Ferrigno has become the most recent woman to claim that she was almost sexually assaulted by the star, saying the event happened at a party in 1967.

In an interview on the John and Ken Show, Carla says Cosby lunged at her and forcefully kissed her at a party when she was just a teenager – and his wife was home.

Speaking with MailOnline after the interview, she said, ‘I feel so bad for these women. I was the lucky one.’

She added, ‘I mean “lucky” in that he didn’t harm me. It harmed me emotionally all my life but he didn’t physically harm me.’

I hope the media keeps up the pressure. He may have escaped the justice system, but not the judgement of the public.

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You can read an interview with Therese Serignese here and follow the timeline of abuse charges surrounding Bill Cosby here.

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Right after I hit submit on this post, I discovered that another woman has come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Cosby.  Actress Louisa Moritz says that in 1971 Cosby forced her to perform fellatio on him in her dressing room prior to her appearance on The Tonight Show.

Two more women step forward with allegations against Bill Cosby