Adding to the deafening cries of women who have accused Bill Cosby of abuse, former model Jewel Allison told the New York Daily News that the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her in the late 1980s in his New York home.
Allison told the Daily News that she was first introduced to Cosby through her agent, Sue Charney, who famously discovered model Janice Dickinson, another alleged victim of Cosby's. (The Daily News has a number of photos of Allison and Cosby together.)
When Cosby apparently invited Allison to his home for a dinner he was hosting, Charney suggested she accept the offer. "He said he wanted to help models and actors who were well-educated, who could do something else," Allison told the Daily News. "I thought, 'Wow, this is Bill Cosby.'"
The dinner apparently went well—Allison "barely noticed when nobody else showed up." When she was invited to Cosby's home again for another dinner, she accepted. And like a recurring nightmare, Allison—like so many of the comedian's alleged victims—claims to have accepted a drink from Cosby that was apparently drugged:
Allison, among a bevy of alleged victims who came out with their stories in the past couple of weeks, finally accepted another dinner invitation to Cosby's home, where it was again just the two of them. He produced a vintage bottle of wine, supposedly a gift from Chrysler exec Lee Iacocca.
"I was really impressed," she recalled. "He poured me a glass."
The wine tasted awful, and Allison suddenly felt woozy and ill. Reeling, she sat on a couch. Cosby then lifted her up and leading her into another room, she said.
"He said, 'Look in the mirror, and see the glow in your face,'" she remembered Cosby saying creepily. "I looked at myself and I didn't look good. My eyes were all over the place."
Cosby then allegedly grabbed Allison's hand and placed it on his genitals. “That was my sexual assault by this comedian,” she told the Daily News. “He turned me around and said, ‘Let’s get you home.’ At the door, he gave me a very hard embrace and a hard kiss.”
A cab whose fare had apparently already been paid by Cosby was waiting outside the comedian's home—she told the Daily News she vomited the entire ride home.
"We may be looking at America's greatest serial rapist that ever got away with this for the longest amount of time," Allison said. "He got away with it because he was hiding behind the image of Cliff Huxtable."
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