After an eight woman came forward with accusations of sexual abuse, promoters behind comedian Bill Cosby’s upcoming stand-up shows in Nevada and Arizona have cancelled the shows because of his sexual assault scandals.
The latest female who went to public with her alleged sexual accusations with Bill Cosby is actress and model Angela Leslie. She claims that Cosby took advantage of her when she was desperately trying to break into Hollywood.
Angela Leslie said that she was invited to Cosby’s hotel room while he was at one of his shows in Las Vegas in 1992. This allegedly happened two years after two of them have first met. Cosby asked her to show him her acting talents by pretending to be drunk.
He gave her a strong drink and she suspected that it may have been spiked. After the drink she found herself how she was fondling him. “I couldn’t drink it. I tasted it and put it down. 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… With his hand on top of mine, he had me massage his penis.
He masturbated with my hand. I wasn’t pulling back. I was in shock. I didn’t drink the alcohol, and maybe since I didn’t pass out, he decided to get rid of me.” – Leslie told the New York Daily News. After Barbara Bowman accused Bill Cosby that he raped her 30 years ago, Leslie decided to emerge with her story a few day later.
Other reported victims include Janice Dickinson and Carla Ferrigno, who have also told similar stories about Bill Cosby. “The continuing pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous. People coming out of nowhere with this sort of inane yarn is what happens in a media-driven feeding frenzy.”
– Bill Cosby’s legal representatives continue to blast the allegations against him.
On Thursday night Cosby has returned to the stand-up stage in the Bahamas and he didn’t mention any allegedly accusations. All these charges cost this 77-year-old comedian several job offers.
Earlier this week Netflix comedy special has been postponed, and proposed comedy series on America’s NBC network has been cancelled. Cosby has been dropped from the board of advisers at High Point University in North Carolina, and his two stand-up shows have been cancelled in Las Vegas and Arizona which were scheduled for November and February.