Bill Cosby: Three more women come forward to accuse TV star of sexually assaulting them

Allegations were made yesterday during press conference

More women have come forward accusing US comedian Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them during his heyday.

The alleged victims, named Linda Kirkpatrick, Lynn Neal and “Kacey”, gave a press conference yesterday with their lawyer Gloria Allred and described their experiences with the once beloved American TV star of The Cosby Show.

They claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the now 77 year old in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Kirkpatrick told the assembled press she had not come forward earlier because she feared she would not be believed.

 

All of the allegations, the latest in a series that has seen at least 15 women accuse the TV star of drugging and sexually assaulting them, have passed the statute of limitations.

This means that criminal charges or lawsuits cannot be brought against him, although the women’s lawyers have urged Cosby to waive the statute of limitations.

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This counter-attacking strategy is not new to Hollywood scandals generally, nor to Mr Cosby in particular

 

Cosby had not responded to requests for comment regarding these latest claims, but he has previously denied all other allegations, describing them as “fantastical” and “uncorroborated”.

Some of the TV stars latest projects have been pulled, but yesterday he began a three-night tour in Ontario, Canada.

The performance last night was picketed with protesters carrying placards reading: “Shame on you.”

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