Carla Ferrigno, Lou Ferrigno’s Wife, And Three Other Women Accuse Bill Cosby Of Assault
Carla Ferrigno, the wife of Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, nurse Therese Serignese and former model Angela Leslie have all recently come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby.
Carla Ferrigno Alleges Bill Cosby Assaulted Her
According to a new interview, Ferrigno alleges that Cosby arranged for a man to hit on her in 1967, when she was a Playboy Bunny in L.A. When she met the man for dinner, he allegedly invited her to go on a double date with Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby. The group was playing pool at Cosby’s home, Ferrigno claims, when Camille and then her date disappeared, leaving her alone with Cosby.
“He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him, so hard,” Ferrigno revealed, describing how Cosby allegedly forcefully grabbed her when they were alone.
“And then he kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me,” Ferrigno continued.
Ferrigno claimed she then ran out of the house and convinced the man she had gone out with to take her home. Ferrigno expressed her belief that the man brought her to Cosby specifically so he could prey on her, and she claimed Cosby kept trying to give her drinks, but she refused. She says she hadn’t even told her husband, Lou, until other woman began coming forward this week. Ferrigno said that hearing about all the women coming forward and the resurgence of the allegations against Cosby in the media made her feel compelled to speak out, despite her husband being against it.
“I want to address every woman in America to come forward so this sort of thing doesn’t happen again. Any woman who was hurt by this man needs to stand up and speak out against the insanity with the lawyers and the abuse. No more. No more,” Ferrigno said.
Ferrigno, who came forward on Wednesday, Nov. 19, is just one of the many women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault this week. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, model Janice Dickinson publicly accused Cosby or drugging and raping her in 1982
Therese Seringnese Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape
Florida nurse, Therese Serignese, contacted the media on Thursday, claiming Cosby drugged and raped her in 1976. Serignese has never publicly accused Cosby of rape, but she told reporters she was one of the Jane Does that accused Cosby of rape during Andrea Constand’s civil suit against the comedian. Serignese claims she met Cosby in a Hilton gift shop when she was 19, and was invited to see his show. At the show, Cosby allegedly invited her into the green room and gave her a glass of water and two pills. Serignese said she did as she was told because she saw Cosby as a sort of authority figure.
“The next memory I have was I was in the bathroom and I was kind of bending forward and he was behind me having sex with me. I was just there, thinking, ‘I’m on drugs, I’m drugged.’ I felt drugged and I was being raped and it was kind of surreal. My frame of mind was that it would be over soon and I could just get out of there,” Serignese told The Huffington Post.
Serignese also alleged that Cosby kept in contact, and even gave her money in 1996 after she was in a car accident. Despite keeping silent and accepting a few payments from Cosby, Serignese alerted the police after reading about Constand’s case against Cosby and became one of the 13 Jane Doe witnesses set to testify against Cosby in the case.
Serignese is taking her story public in an effort to get Cosby to stop denying his guilt:
“The reason I’m coming forward now is that I’m still angry about what he did, and I’m angry that he pretends he didn’t do these things. People know what they do. He’s gotta have some kind of a conscience and he has to feel some kind of guilt in his heart for what he did. And he owes every one of us a sincere apology. I don’t want to carry this after he dies without him apologizing. It’s hard to carry something like that through your whole life.
This is a man that everybody said, ‘What a great guy this is!’ ‘This is Mr. Family Man!’ – and I knew he wasn’t. I know he’s a rapist.
I wanted to make sure somebody heard me. I just wanted someone to hear me.”
More Women Accuse Bill Cosby Of Assault
Actress Angela Leslie also came forward Thursday, alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1992. In an interview with New York Daily News, Leslie alleged that she met Cosby in Las Vegas and, when she told him she wanted to be an actress, invited her up to his room for an audition of sorts. According to Leslie, Cosby asked her to act like she was drunk and poured her a drink, but she didn’t have any.
“Then he asked me to go into the bathroom and wet my hair…I walked back out, and he had removed his clothing and gotten into bed,” Leslie recounted.
Leslie continued to say that she believed Cosby did not rape her because she did not finish her drink, which she now believes to have been drugged. However, she claims that Cosby did make her touch him sexually. Leslie’s accusation that Cosby instructed her to wet her hair echoes details told by Serignese. Barbara Bowman, who accused Cosby of rape in an op-ed published in the Washington Post, also described a similar scenario.
Cosby’s Lawyer Calls Claims “Ridiculous”
Finally, actress Louisa Moritz claimed in a recent interview that Cosby forced her to perform oral sex on him when the two were backstage in the green room of The Tonight Show in 1971. “He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, ‘Have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways,” Moritz told TMZ.
Moritz reportedly said that she intends to file a civil suit against the comedian. Despite Cosby’s relative silence, his lawyer, Marty Singer, responded to Moritz’s claims, calling them “ridiculous.” Singer also attempted to discredit Moritz by alerting the media that she was a lawyer who was barred from practicing after “violating the Rules of Professional Conduct in her legal practice.”
“I think these people are trying to come up with these wild stories in order to justify why they have waited 40 or 50 years to disclose these ridiculous allegations,” Singer said.
Bill Cosby Cancels Appearances, Gives Awkward AP Interview
Earlier this week, Netflix postponed a Cosby stand-up special set to premiere this week, NBC officially scrapped a Bill Cosby sitcom from development and on Friday it was announced that Cosby had cancelled a scheduled appearance at the Virginia Theater in Illinois.
In light of the allegations, the AP has released a full video interview showing Cosby questioning a reporter’s integrity after the reporter asks him about the new allegations. Cosby also asks that the reporter remove the question in editing and threatens to call his boss.