A friend of one of the women complaining about Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual advances claimed he tried to 'rescue' her from the comedian’s New York home in 1984.
The comedian has denied previous sexual misconduct made against him.
Tony Hogue, then a model, says he received a call from an anonymous friend begging him to come and pick her up from his Cosby’s brownstone after the actor had allegedly made unwanted advances to her. His friend was said to have worked at Denver agency JF Images models, a company which introduced its clients to Cosby for casting purposes.
Hogue said he and his friend had eaten dinner with Cosby the previous two nights, but he had decided not to return to the actor’s house on the evening he received the phone call from his friend, who was then aged 23.
Model Beth Ferrier – another IF Images model, who has also accused Cosby of sexual assault – was said to have been present for three of the dinners.
“She was crying. She was hysterical. She was whispering,” Hogue recalled of his unnamed friend in an interview with Daily Beast.
“She said, ‘Tony, you’ve got to come get me.’ And I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ And she said, ‘Tony, I’ve been in this room, I think on the second floor, and I’ve been here for a long time. I’m almost numb. I can’t stand up. I can’t see straight. My clothes are all dishevelled.’
“And I said, ‘Where’s Cosby?’ And she said, ‘He keeps coming back in here from another room with his cigar breath, trying to kiss me. He’s trying to be on me, trying to do all these things.’ And I said, ‘Why don’t you see if his driver can take you?’ And she said, ‘I don’t even know where he is. I’m afraid to leave this room.’”
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
Hogue claims he arrived at Cosby’s home and banged on the door until the comedian let him in the house, where he found his friend “in her clothes, but she was a mess”.
The woman recalls that she was “virtually incoherent” by the time Hogue collected her. She remembers Cosby giving her a glass of Ouzo, a drink that she'd never had before
“I called Tony to come get me from Cosby’s townhouse,” she said. “This was after Cosby tried to kiss me. I was amazed, and quite disgusted (since he was close to my Dad’s age and smelled like a cigar)," she said.
Cosby has never been arrested or charged with any offence arising from any allegations.
Hogue says that the reaction to his allegation has been "crazy and very positive". He says he first came forward with his story when he heard of the 2006 case of Andrea Constand who claimed that Cosby had drugged and assaulted her in his Philadelphia mansion in 2004 - allegations firmly denied by his lawyers.
Over 13 alleged victims - including Hogue's friend - were proposing to testify but the civil case with Constand settled in 2006. The terms of the settlement remain undisclosed.
“I contacted Andrea's lawyer and told her my story and said I would help if she needed me,” Hogue told The Independent.
“Friends of mine across the country who are law enforcement, special forces, SWAT team members and even bikers have all said they're proud that I've spoken up. I only hope that it helps the girls who have come forward.”
Cosby has defended himself, saying that, “People need to fact check” before coming to any decisions. His lawyers have strongly denied all claims.
“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos,” Cosby told Florida Today.
“People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
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