Woman Claims Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her

| by Michael Allen

Comedian Hannibal Buress slammed Bill Cosby during his stand-up performance in Philadelphia last Thursday.

Buress mocked Cosby's wholesome persona in light of the legendary comic being accused of sexual assault by 13 women between the 1970s and the 2000s, reported Gawker.

"Thirteen? And it’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f------- smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the ’80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom. Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches," said Buress, noted Buzzfeed.

"People think I’m making it up," added Buress. "That s---- is upsetting. If you didn’t know about it, trust me. You leave here and Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That s--- has more results than Hannibal Buress."

In response to Buress' statements, Barbara Bowman recently came forward and claimed that Cosby sexually assaulted her during the 1980s.

"I was drugged and raped by that man," Bowman told the Daily Mail. "He is a monster. He came at me like a monster. My hope is that others who have experienced sexual abuse will not be intimidated into silence by the famous, rich and powerful. If I can help one victim, then I've done my job."

"I never took shut up money," added Bowman. "My motivation to speak now is to expose Bill Cosby as the animal that he is. He went after me in that hotel room like an animal with such sexual prowess and force that he couldn't control himself. And at 19-years-old, I knew it would be the last time he would ever get the chance to hurt me this way again.'

Bowman claims that she first met Cosby in 1985 when she was 17 at a Denver, Colo., comedy club.

Bowman told the Daily Mail that Cosby secretly flew her around the country to meet famous people and watch him perform.

She claims that Cosby met her in a hotel room in Reno, Nev., 1986.

"He turned out all the lights," said Bowman. "It was completely pitch black. He laid me down on the couch and started caressing and touching me all over. Then he put my hand on his penis, covering it with his hand. He had me masturbate him. I couldn't see what was going on. When it was over, I ran out of the room and threw up."

Bowman recalled another incident at Cosby's home in New York City.

"He invited me to his New York brownstone for dinner. Staff was there. We ate in the kitchen. I had one glass of red wine with dinner," stated Bowman. "My next recollection is me, coming to, slumped over the toilet bowl, throwing up. I was wearing a man's white t-shirt and my panties."

Bowman believes that she was drugged and raped by the comedian.

"By the time I came to, the staff was gone," recalled Bowman. "No one in the house but us. And as the fogginess lifted, he escorted me to the couch where I recovered. I then got dressed and he called me a cab."

"I know for sure he forced himself multiple times upon me and since he needed to create an environment in which I could not fight him, I can't in all honesty say that I recall penetration because at that time I was in a vacant state of mind, as I was often drugged and brainwashed," said Bowman.

Bowman, now 47, claims that she was too "ashamed and scared" to tell her mother.

Bowman says the bizarre relationship with Cosby fell apart in Atlantic City in 1987.

"He freaked out that I disclosed to the concierge the fact that a 19-year-old girl was calling from his penthouse," claimed Bowman. "He couldn't handle it. He throws me down on his bed and jumps on top of me. He used his forearm to pin me down by the neck."

"He was trying to unbuckle his belt and take down his pants," added Bowman. "I'll never forget the sound of the clinking of his belt buckle. He couldn't get his belt off. I'm screaming for help and trying to wrestle out of his grip while he's trying to get his belt off and he's trying to pull my pants down at the same time. I couldn't get out from under him."

"I didn't stop screaming," recalled Bowman. "He realizes I'm not stopping. He finally gets to a point of frustration and decides it's too much trouble and he doesn't want to risk it. He gets off me and calls me a 'baby.' That's when he throws me out."

After breaking up with Cosby, Bowman claims that her agent told her to get a STD and pregnancy test.

Bowman eventually moved to New York City on her own and appeared in more than 30 commercials as well as Saturday Night Live, One Life to Live, and All My Children, but adds, "I never got the career that I was meant to have."

Andrea Constand sued Cosby in 2004 for sexual assault, but the day before Bowman arrived in Los Angeles in 2006 to testify against the comedian, Bowman says that Cosby's lawyers settled with Constand for an undisclosed amount.

Sources: Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, Gawker (Image Credit: Scott King)