Bill Cosby: Alleged Rape and Sexual Assault Victims Four and Five Speak

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Two additional women have joined the growing list of females accusing comedian Bill Cosby of allegedly raping or sexually assaulting them. One of them is a Florida woman, Therese Serignese, and the other one is Carla Ferrigno, actor Lou Ferrigno’s wife. Lou Ferrigno starred as the Hulk in the TV series The Incredible Hulk.

There are reportedly dozens of women who are claiming that comedian Bill Cosby forced himself on them and raped them. Therese Serignese, 57, and Carla Ferrigno are the latest two who were willing to go on the record and reveal their names as they also talked about their alleged rapes and sexual assaults by Bill Cosby, 77.

According to Therese Serignese, who is now a nurse, Bill Cosby gave her pills in 1976 that made her feel groggy. She was 19 years old at the time. Then, he forced himself sexually on her, raping her in Las Vegas after he had performed in a comedy show there.

She stated that Bill Cosby gave her a glass of water and two pills, asking her to take the pills. She said that her next memory was of Bill Cosby standing behind her, “having sex with me,” while she was naked. She stated that she felt as if she had been drugged.

Bill Cosby has been attempting to make a career comeback, but the rape allegations that have been surfacing recently have possibly destroyed any chances of that from happening. He had been scheduled to appear on Letterman and be interviewed, but David Letterman canceled that. Also, a new TV series he had been trying to get aired on NBC has been canceled due to the bad publicity he has been receiving and TV Land is no longer airing reruns of The Cosby Show.

Carla Ferrigno stated that she was not raped, but was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby in 1967. The former Playboy bunny alleges that Cosby sexually assaulted her before she got married to Lou Ferrigno. Cosby was married to his wife of three years, according to Carla, who alleges that she and her boyfriend went on a double date with Bill and his wife, Camile.

Carla Ferrigno continued, alleging that at the end of the date, the couples went back to the Hollywood home of Bill Cosby. There, they played pool in the basement and Carla, at some point, found herself alone with the comedy legend. She said she had to fight off his sexual advances.

Ferrigno mentioned that she fled after Bill Cosby reportedly grabbed her and held her tightly, “kissing me in the mouth really, really rough.” Fearing she would not be believed, she said she did not tell anyone what happened. The courage of other women who have been speaking out lately, she states, is what inspired her to come forward.

The three other women who have gone on the record and agreed to have their names revealed and talk about their alleged rapes and/or sexual assaults by Bill Cosby are Joan Tarshis, Janice Dickinson and Barbara Bowman.

According to Tarshis, she was 19 and an aspiring comedy writer when she had her first alleged encounter with Cosby. She alleges that Bill Cosby drugged a drink she consumed and demanded that she performed oral sex.

In a Washington Post column from November 13, Barbara Bowman said that she was 17 when Cosby allegedly drugged her. She states that she blacked out and woke up wearing just a man’s T-shirt and panties, with Bill Cosby looking down on her. She was positive that Cosby had raped her.

Janice Dickinson, according to an interview she gave to Entertainment Tonight, alleged that Bill Cosby plied her with red wine and a pill in 1982. The two were in a hotel room together in a Lake Tahoe, California, she stated in the column. According to Cosby’s lawyer, Martin Singer, the allegations by Dickinson are untrue and “outlandish.”

There have been rumors and allegations around for several years that comedian Bill Cosby had raped and sexually assaulted numerous women. In October, comedian Hannibal Buress mentioned these alleged rapes and sexual assaults in a comedy routine he performed in Philadelphia, and got the attention of the media, who have been trying to discover if the rumors had any truth to them or not. In the process, numerous women have come forward, including Carla Ferrigno and Therese Serignese, alleging that Cosby forced himself sexually upon them.

Written By Douglas Cobb

Sources:
Irish Examiner
The Week Magazine
Vibe
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