Comedian Chelsea Handler says that she could've been part of the long list of women who claim they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby. Speaking with Esquire, Handler recounted a night when Cosby invited her up to his suite in Atlantic City.
Handler said she was performing at a hotel in Atlantic City "like ten years ago," when Cosby sent someone from the hotel to invite her to his suite.
"And I thought, That's really weird," Handler said. "I don't want to go alone. I go, I don't know him. So the three guys I was with--thank God these guys were with me."
"I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would've happened if I went up there alone. And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. ... I didn't even think of it. Then my friend texted me the other day saying, 'Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby's and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?' And I said, Yeah, and he said, "Hello! You could've been one of his victims if we weren't there." And I went,Oh my gosh... Yeah, so yeah, he's guilty."
Nearly three dozen women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault committed over the past five decades. Cosby has not been charged with any wrongdoing, and continues to perform stand-up comedy.