Woman Claims Legendary Comedian Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her 30 Years Ago
Legendary comic Bill Cosby is facing bombshell allegations by Barbara Bowman who claims that he sexually assaulted her 30 years ago, when she was just 18.
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney asked her, "What did he do to you?"
She said, "Put me in a state of unconsciousness and touched by body in ways that he should not, and was not, allowed to do, and that would be considered rape."
Barbara Bowman is breaking her silence to INSIDE EDITION following a scathing op-ed article she wrote for The Washington Post: "Bill Cosby Raped Me. Why Did It Take 30 Years For People To Believe My Story?"
Bowman told McInerney that Cosby drugged her and raped her on multiple occasions, "I would come out of things very foggy and very confused. Waking up half-dressed at times, throwing up in a white t-shirt that wasn't mine and him standing over me in a white robe."
The artist is now 46-years-old and lives in Arizona. She is married with two children. She concedes she never went to police with her rape allegations against Cosby, who is beloved by generations of TV viewers as "America’s dad."
McInerney asked, "Why didn't you go to police?"
Bowman replied, "When I went to the attorney, he literally laughed at me and said, 'That is ridiculous. That is preposterous. That is Dr. Huckstable. He is America's favorite dad.' Everybody wanted him to be their dad and I was like, 'This is just not going to go anywhere. Nobody is going to believe me. Who is going to believe this?'
In years past, the 77-year-old Cosby has been dodged by claims that he has a history of committing acts of sexual assaults.
This latest furor was triggered when a comedian named Hannibal Buress made this startling crack last month during a show in Cosby's hometown of Philadelphia, when he said, "I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom! Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so..."
The video went viral and Barbara Bowman says it inspired her to go public with her story.
We should point out that Cosby has never been charged by police and has in the past, repeatedly denied that he sexually assaulted or raped anyone.
Bowman said, "I have been trying to get people to listen for years and years and years. I am just grateful that finally people are."
INSIDE EDITION's calls to Cosby for comment have not been returned.