Among the women who've recently come forward is former Playboy Playmate Victoria Valentino, who was interviewed along with four other alleged victims for a lengthy Washington Post report that was published Friday. According to interviews and court documents obtained by the Post, Cosby's behavior persisted from the mid-1960s to the mid-2000s.
Valentino, 71, says that in 1970, she and her roommate at the time once had dinner with Cosby, who offered them each a red pill and brought them to an apartment.
"We were slurring words. I couldn't function," she told the Post. "He came over to me and sat down on the love seat and opened his fly and grabbed my head and pushed my head down. And then he turned me over. It was like a waking nightmare."
Valentino claims Cosby exited the room afterwards and told her to call a cab. When asked by the Post why she didn't report the incident, Valentino explained: "What kind of credibility did I have? In those days, it was always the rape victim who wound up being victimized. You didn't want to go to the police. That's the last thing you wanted to do back then."
"Every time I hear his name mentioned and see him getting an honorary doctorate and see him as this father figure, it makes me nauseated," Valentino adds. "It's so humiliating. Forty-four years later it makes me feel shameful."
Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer, continues to refute the claims. He issued a statement Friday condemning Cosby's accusers and slamming the news media for its "vilification" of his client.
"The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity," Singer said in the statement, as reported by the Post. "These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years."
Continued Singer: "This situation is an unprecedented example of the media's breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end? It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop."
Read the Post's full report here.