A growing chorus of allegations against one of the US’s most famous comedians is mounting after several women accused the star of sexual abuse.
Nearly a month ago a shocking article documented an alleged sexual scandal by funnyman Bill Cosby, but the claims appear to be expanding.
The uproar started when 46-year-old actress Barbara Bowman claimed that one of American TV’s most famous father-figures sexually abused her when she was a teenager.
In an exclusive interview with Mail Online, Bowman unveiled the shocking details of what she experienced on several occasions when she was young, reporting that Cosby sexually assaulted her as well as drugged and raped her.
The accusations came soon after similar appalling claims by approximately 14 females who have accused the TV star of sexual abuse over 20 years, including more reports of being rapped, drugged and assaulted.
Further allegations were aired last month, in Philadelphia, by comedian Hannibal Buress, who attacked the long-loved actor behind character Dr. Cliff in ‘The Cosby Show’.
In 2004, Cosby received one of the first public allegations with a civil lawsuit from Andrea Constand, though two years later he settled the case under undisclosed terms.
His reputation again started to be questioned when on November 10 Cosby posted a tweet, with clear references to the rape accusations, asking his fans to write captions for photos and meme him. A social media storm followed.
The Cosby Show star has repeatedly denied the allegations and has never been prosecuted, however old accusations continue to resurface with the latest from journalist and publicist Joan Tarshis who has joined the alleged list of victims.
Cosby is being asked to publicly deny the allegations but he has yet to comment and he also refused to respond to questions during a radio interview with NPR’s Scott Simon on Saturday.
John P Schmidt, Cosby’s lawyer, commented for him in a statement on his website: “Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment”.