Beth Ferrier has detailed her claim that Bill Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her in the mid-eighties, speaking at a press conference in Los Angeles along with two other women who also allege that the American comedian sexually abused them.
The three women came forward on Wednesday, just a day after reports emerged that Cosby is facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims he molested her when she was a teenager in 1974.
Judy Huth alleges that Cosby allegedly abused her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old.
Ferrier spoke to the press alongside attorney Gloria Allred and two other women; Helen Hayes and someone who only gave her name as Chelan.
Speaking to cameras, Ferrier read, "I believe that Mr. Cosby drugged me and sexually assaulted me that night. For years I did not tell anyone about what he had done to me because I was afraid. I felt threatened by him. I did not think anyone would believe me.
"I want Mr. Cosby to face justice for what he has done to me and to so many other women. I hope my coming forward inspires any other person harmed by Mr. Cosby to have courage to come forward and to tell the truth about what happened."
Describing the alleged incident in greater detail, she claimed that Cosby pursued her when she was an aspiring model in the mid-eighties and that they had an extra marital affair.
After she ended the relationship, Ferrier said Cosby invited her to a show of his in Denver, Colorado, where she was living at the time. Upon going back stage, she claimed he gave her a cappuccino.
"After I drank it I felt dizzy and lost consciousness," she said. "The next thing I knew hours had passed. I woke up in the back of my car alone. My clothes were a mess, my bra was undone and my car was in the alleyway behind the venue. I felt confused and disoriented.
"The last memory that I had was drinking Mr Cosby's coffee."
Since several allegations against Cosby have come to light in recent weeks, the comedian has refused to answer questions about the claims, all of which he denies. His attorney, Martin Singer, has strongly denied the accusations which he has described as "decades old" and "discredited", and referring to one as "a complete lie".
None of the the claims against Cosby have been tested in court and Cosby has never been charged.
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
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Winner of his first Emmy for 'I Spy' is Bill Cosby being congratulated by his wife Camille held at Americana Hotel, 1966
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Bill Cosby in 'I Spy', 1960s
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Bill Cosby in July 1973 in Perth
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Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor in 'California Suite', 1978
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Bill Cosby and Elmo in Sesame Street, 1989
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Bill Cosby poses for a picture with Florence Griffith-Joyner in June 1989
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Comedian Bill Cosby back in 1992
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A scene from a 1992 episode of 'The Cosby Show'
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US Monica Seles breaks into laughter as she jokes with comedian Bill Cosby during a celebrity match in the stadium at the US Open for the Arthur Ashe AIDS Challenge on 27 August 1995
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Bill Cosby meets Toronto Blue Jays' All-Star Joe Carter after the Stars played the Stripes in the Celebrity All-Star game which preceded workouts for the 67th All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium on 8 July 1996 in Philadephia
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Co-hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby joke with each other during the opening of the 2000 Essence Awards 14 April 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
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Bill Cosby jokes with baseball great Hank Aaron after they both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony on 9 July 2002 at the White House in Washington
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Bill Cosby poses backstage after winning the 'Bob Hope Humanitarian Award' during the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on 21 September 2003 in Los Angeles
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'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno and comedian Bill Cosby laugh during a surprise visit by Cosby to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that Leno is using to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at NBC studios on 9 September 2005 in Burbank, California
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Bill Cosby speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios on 14 October 2007 in Washington
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Bill Cosby at the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center on 26 October 2009 in Washington
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Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York on 6 April 2011
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Bill Cosby during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund, 2012
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Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington
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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on 26 September 2014 in Las Vegas
Ferrier said she was one of several "Jane Does" involved in a 2005 civil lawsuit involving sexual allegations about Cosby. The lawsuit, filed by Andrea Constand, was later settled.
Attorney Allred said Cosby should now waive the statute of limitations that protects him from legal action over the allegations.
Another woman, called Chelan, alleged that when she was working at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1986, at the age of 17, Cosby drugged, gave her alcohol and fondled her until she blacked out.
Helen Hayes also came forward at the press conference and claimed Cosby groped her breast at a restaurant in 1973.
When asked by reporters how she'd vetted the claims from the two new women, Allred did not comment.
In recent weeks, as allegations have mounted against Cosby, NBC scrapped a Cosby comedy in development while Netflix postponed a Cosby standup special.
On Wednesday, it was announced that two Cosby performances in Tarrytown, New York, scheduled for Saturday, had been cancelled.Reuse content