In the wake of mounting sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, more and more women have come forward with horrifying personal stories about the comedian, going back decades. Keep clicking for a full timeline of Cosby's alleged bad behavior and the emerging revelations.
Kristina Ruehli, then a secretary at a talent agency, says Cosby drugged her and tried to force her to perform oral sex at a party in his home. She says she felt ill and left the party right away.
Playboy Bunny Carla Green goes with a friend to Cosby's L.A. home where she says the comedian grabs her roughly and forcibly kisses her on the mouth. She says she pushes him away and leaves immediately.
Writer Joan Tarshis, 19, says Cosby fixed her a cocktail in his bungalow while they worked on material for The Bill Cosby Show, and the next thing she knew she awoke while being undressed on his couch. She would later attend a Cosby standup show and says she accepted another cocktail from the comic, again blacking out, this time waking up naked in his hotel bed.
Model Tamara Lucier says she met Cosby for lunch in L.A., where he gave her two capsules he described as cold medicine. The pills made Lucier feel "stoned," and Cosby offered her a ride home. Once there, Cosby allegedly began to grope and kiss Lucier as he took her clothes off. Lucier says she loudly objected and Cosby left soon after, reportedly also leaving two $100 bills on her nightstand.
Linda Joy Traitz, a 19-year-old waitress at a cafe co-owned by Cosby, accepts a ride home from the comic. Traitz says instead of taking her home, Cosby drove out to the beach and allegedly offered her pills "to relax," which she declined. When Cosby got "sexually aggressive" Traitz says she freaked out and demanded to be taken home.
Cosby allegedly forces actress Louisa Moritz to perform oral sex on him in The Tonight Show green room. "He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth," she says.
Dickinson, then an up-and-coming actress and singer, meets Cosby at a dinner in Lake Tahoe. After dinner, she says he gave her a glass of red wine and a pill to help ease menstrual cramps. Dickinson says she blacked out and the last thing she remembers was "Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe dropping his robe and getting on top of me."
Model Beth Ferrier has a six-month affair with Cosby, which he ends abruptly. He later invites her to a Denver club where he's performing. Ferrier says Cosby gave her what he called her "favorite coffee, something I made, to relax you," and she begins to feel woozy. She later awoke disheveled in the back of her car. She says she confronted Cosby at his hotel and he told her she'd had too much to drink.
TV Guide Magazine publishes a profile of Cosby, in which he's described as "combative, defensive, challenging, threatening and hostile." The most innocuous line of questioning could reportedly set him off and he showed a propensity for holding grudges against anyone who investigated his personal life.
Barbara Bowman, Cosby's then-protégé, alleges he forced her to masturbate him in a Reno, Nev., hotel room. In a later incident at his Manhattan townhouse, she says she woke up nauseous in a men's T-shirt after a glass of red wine. During another similar incident in Atlantic City, she resisted his advances, at which point he had her escorted to the airport for a flight home. She later saw a lawyer who reportedly wouldn't take her story seriously.
After model/actress Angela Leslie sends Cosby a photograph and letter, she meets him in Las Vegas. Leslie is summoned to his room, where Cosby makes her a stiff drink, disrobes and squirts lotion into her palm. She says he put, "his hand on top of mine, he had me massage his penis. He masturbated with my hand."
Andrea Constand, director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team, visits Cosby at his Pennsylvania home for career advice. Cosby, a member of Temple's Board of Trustees, allegedly gives her herbal pills for anxiety, before touching her breasts and vagina and rubbing his penis against her hand.
Andrea Constand, now living near Toronto, accuses Cosby of "inappropriate touching" to Canadian authorities. Cosby's lawyer dismisses her claim as "utterly preposterous" and "plainly bizarre."
After hearing Constand's claims, Tamara Lucier, now named Tamara Green, goes on The Today Show and becomes the second woman to publicly accuse Cosby of sexual abuse. After her interview with Matt Lauer, Cosby's lawyer calls Green's allegations "absolutely false."
After a Pennsylvania D.A. announces he will not press charges against Cosby based on Constand's claims, she files a civil suit charging assault and battery. She asks for at least $150,000 in damages. Thirteen other women who claim they had similar experiences with Cosby, one being Tamara Green, are mentioned in the suit, but remain anonymous.
Referencing model Tamara Green's (née Lucier) accusations, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler imitate Cosby during SNL's Weekend Update. But when Amy wonders whether Kenan Thompson was going to also imitate Cosby, mentioning "the boobies and the groping and the pudding pops," Thompson comes out to joke that, "I didn't say any of that, because Keenan Thompson loves to work."
One of the anonymous witnesses mentioned in Andrea Constand's civil suit, Beth Ferrier, goes public with her story.
Another witness cited in the Constand civil suit, one-time Cosby protégé Bowman, goes public in an interview with Philadelphia magazine.
Cosby settles with Constand so none of the 13 other women testify.
People publishes the claims of Constand, Green, Ferrier and Bowman. The magazine also reports that three of the anonymous witnesses from Constand's suit accepted cash from Cosby for years, and two others began consensual sexual relationships with Cosby.
30 Rock seems to have hinted at the Cosby abuse allegations five years before the controversy re-erupted, as Slate points out. In the scene in question, Tracy Morgan's character goes ballistic over the phone with someone impersonating Cosby. "Bill Cosby?! You got a lot of nerve getting on the phone with me after what you did to my Aunt Paulette!"
Newsweek interviews Green and Bowman again about the alleged assaults. Green recalls running into Cosby in Las Vegas and screaming at him words like "liar" and "rapist." Cosby's lawyer doesn't address Bowman's claims, but calls Green's story "a 10-year-old, discredited accusation that proved to be nothing at the time, and is still nothing."
Comic Hannibal Buress reignites the controversy surrounding the rape allegations during a stand-up set in Philadelphia. "If you didn't know about it, trust me," he says. "You leave here and Google 'Bill Cosby rape.' It's not funny. That sh-- has more results than 'Hannibal Buress.'"
When an Associated Press reporter asks Cosby to comment on the rape allegations. Cosby responds, but as soon as the interview wraps, he begins bullying the reporter to promise the footage won't be shown. The footage of the exchange is released two weeks later in the wake of new allegations.
Bowman writes an op-ed in the Washington Post titled, "Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?" She notes that "only after a man" called Cosby out did the public begin to take the allegations seriously.
When asked about rape allegations on NPR's "Weekend Edition," Cosby stays completely silent and merely shakes his head. His lawyer later releases a statement saying the comedian "won't dignify these allegations with any response."
Joan Tarshis comes forward to tell her story publicly in an essay for Hollywood Elsewhere.
Janice Dickinson goes on Entertainment Tonight to air her rape allegations against Cosby. Later that night, Netflix indefinitely postpones Cosby's stand-up special Bill Cosby 77 that had been scheduled for Thanksgiving week.
TV Land pulls all Cosby Show reruns and NBC drops the sitcom it had been developing with him.
Several women come forward with allegations Cosby sexually assaulted them, including Carla Ferrigno (wife of actor Lou Ferrigno). Cosby's lawyer responds to the newest accusations. "We've reached a point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous," he says.
In a Washington Post report on Cosby, former Playboy Playmate Victoria Valentino alleges that in 1970 the comedian had sexually assaulted her after drugging her and her roommate.
Former NBC employee Frank Scotti tells the New York Daily News that during The Cosby Show era, he covered up for the comedian: standing guard outside the comedian's dressing room while he brought young models in, paying off women in exchange for their silence and even securing a second apartment for Cosby's exploits.
Cosby steps down from the Temple University board of trustees, where he had been a member for 32 years. The university had been under pressure, even from some of its own alums, to distance itself from the embattled comedian.
High-profile lawyer Gloria Allred holds a press conference with three alleged abuse victims, saying that Cosby should set aside $100 million and go before a panel of judges to adjudicate the matter.
CBS News and other outlets report that Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is vandalized, with the word "rapist" scrawled in black marker.
Saying they haven't taken money from Cosby and that they wouldn't want to, five alleged abuse victims go on CNN for a live interview. As for their hopes about what they'd like to see for Cosby, one of them, P.J. Masten said, "I want him to suffer, suffer like we have all suffered."
Comedy Central release a satirical promo for their South Park Christmas Special, featuring cartoon versions of Cosby and Taylor Swift appearing together.
Tamara Green files suit, alleging that Bill Cosby defamed her when he, in essence, called her a liar in response to her claims he drugged and raped her. The statute of limitations has expired on the alleged assault, but the defamation charge is potentially still in play.
Prompted by revelations of other alleged Cosby abuse victims, supermodel Beverly Johnson tells Vanity Fair she was drugged at the comedian's New York home, where she'd gone for an informal The Cosby Show audition. She says she realized her coffee had been spiked and began cursing at Cosby, who reportedly put her in a cab, where she passed out. She came to the next day at home.