At a press conference held in attorney Gloria Allred’s office on Wednesday, former flight attendant Colleen Hughes said Cosby drugged and raped her in the early 1970s after inviting her out to lunch. From The Wrap:
According to Hughes, the two went to her hotel room so she could shower and change clothes and, when she emerged, Cosby had ordered champagne and appetizers. Hughes claimed that Cosby was drinking champagne out of her shoe. There were also glasses of champagne, Hughes said, and Cosby handed her one. The last thing Hughes claimed to remember was Cosby attempting to hold her hand, after which she woke up hours later.
“My clothes were thrown all over the room and I felt semen on the small of my back and all over me,” Hughes said. “Bill obviously did not use a condom and there was no lunch and he was nowhere to be seen.”
Hughes claimed that, approximately a year later, she encountered Cosby on another flight. When she reminded the comedian of the alleged incident, Hughes said, Cosby “turned pale and said ‘did you ever report that to anyone?’” She replied that she had not.
Another of the women, Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, claimed Cosby “gloated over” her humiliation after forcibly shoving his penis in her mouth and ejaculating on her face.
“I felt Cosby’s left hand gently grab my long hair behind my head … his giant frame blocked the door so if anyone should try to enter, they would not be able to see what he was doing,” Whitedeer told reporters. “When Cosby was done, there was a horrible mess of semen all over my face, my clothes and in my hair. He took out a Kleenex to try to wipe off my face. I was bordering between vomiting and passing out. He was mumbling that I had been blessed with his semen, like holy water.”
A third woman, Eden Tirl, said Cosby took her to his dressing room, locked the door and sexually harassed her on the set of The Cosby Show in 1989.