Three More Women Make Sexual Assault Claims Against Bill Cosby

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 08/13/2015 | 09:45 AM EDT

Two actresses and a former airline attendant come forward with new claims

Sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby are continuing to stack up as three more women have stepped forward to tell their stories.


Former flight attendant Colleen Hughes and former actresses Linda Ridgeway and Eden Tirl sat for a press conference Wednesday in Los Angeles as they shared their alleged encounters with the 78-year-old star. Famed lawyer Gloria Allred was in attendance to represent the women who claim they were all sexually assaulted by Cosby in their 20s.


Ridgeway, who had a small part in the 1972 film The Mechanic, said Cosby assaulted her in an office while he interviewed her for a part.


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"I felt Cosby's left hand gently grab my long hair behind my head, his giant frame blocked the door," she alleged. "His penis was out of his pants and he shoved it into my mouth."


Tirl claims she was also forced to stay in a room as Cosby allegedly assaulted her in 1989 during a taping of his show. Hughes explained her assault took place in a hotel room after she accepted a glass of champagne. She said she woke up to find semen on her back.


"Bill obviously did not use a condom," Hughes told reporters.

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Ridgeway, Tirl and Hughes join three dozen other women who have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them. The release of the star's 2005 deposition in his sexual-battery lawsuit revealed his admission to drugging women for sex, but he maintains that the affairs were consensual.


Cosby has never been formally charged for the allegations, although the Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating an alleged 2008 assault.


Cosby is also scheduled to be deposed in October in relation to a lawsuit filed by Judy Huth, who claims she was sexually assaulted in 1974.

 

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