Cosby, 77, faces fresh accusations of drugging and sexually assaulting women for decades

By Nicole Weisensee Egan
December 01, 2014 10:15 AM

The accusations keep coming, one disturbingly similar allegation after another: a starstruck young woman, a world-famous mentor, sometimes a proffered drink or pill, a sexual encounter the women claim was forced on them.

“He said, ‘Come up to my bungalow after I’m done shooting and we’ll work on the bit together,’ ” says Joan Tarshis, 66, who was an aspiring comedy writer in Los Angeles when friends introduced her to Bill Cosby in 1969.

She claims Cosby gave her a Red Eye (a Bloody Mary topped with beer) and she blacked out on his couch, awaking to find the comedian removing her underwear.

She alleges that after she lied that she had an STD to avoid sex, he held her arms and made her perform oral sex.

She told no one at the time.

“There was no word for what happened to me,” she says.

“In 1969 rape meant you were walking in an alleyway and someone pulls a knife.”