While companies rush to cut ties with Bill Cosby in the wake of mounting rape allegations, the truth is they shouldn't have made such partnerships to begin with. Thirteen women accused Cosby of sexual assault nearly 10 years ago, when the first official charge against him was made in 2005. But it wasn't until a video of (male) comedian Hannibal Buress calling Cosby a rapist during an October stand-up set went viral that people began to care. Since then, even more women have come forward with horrific allegations about Cosby dating back decades.
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Another woman has come forward with claims that she was sexually abused by Bill Cosby.
On Sunday, publicist Joan Tarshis wrote an essay for Hollywood Elsewhere detailing the two times she says she was raped in 1969. At the time, Tarshis was staying with two women who were friends with Cosby. After their first meeting over lunch, Tarshis says she was invited to visit Cosby on set.
"One day he asked me to stay after the shooting and work on some material with him," she says. "I was even more flattered and thought this would help move my writing career along... read more