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New Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Surfaces After Comedian Refuses To Discuss Sexual Assault Allegations

Joan Tarshis, a former actress and music publicist, has come forward to claim that she was drugged and raped by comedian Bill Cosby in 1969, Variety reports.

Tarshis penned an essay on Hollywood Elsewhere, detaling how Cosby raped her twice when she was 19 years old.

She wrote that she met Cosby through a common friend in 1969. She visited the set of "The Bill Cosby Show" without her friends one time and was asked by the comedian to help him work on material for the show. She said they were in the middle of talking about a scene when she passed out.

"The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed," Tarshis wrote. "Through the haze I thought I was being clever when I told him I had an infection and he would catch it and his wife would know he had sex with someone."

She added, "He just found another orifice to use. I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I idolized was now raping me."

Tarshis kept mum about the incident. She recalled how Cosby phoned her Los Angeles home and told her mother he is inviting her to watch a show at The Westbury Music Theater. She said she couldn't open up about the previous rape and decided to accept the invitation.

Tarshis said she noticed Cosby's shaving kit contained bottles of pills but did not point it out to the comedian. She said he made her a drink and since she was suffering from an alcohol problem that time, did not refuse.

"I stood in the back of the theater with his chauffeur, feeling insulted that I wasn't respected enough to be given a reserved seat," she wrote. "But soon after, I remember feeling very, very stoned and asking his chauffeur to take me back to the car."

She continued, "The next thing I remember was waking up in his bed back at the Sherry, naked. I remember thinking 'You old shit, I guess you got me this time, but it's the last time you'll ever see me."

Tarshis' revelation comes after Cosby's lawyer released a statement saying the comedian will not comment about the sexual assualt allegations thrown at him, BBC says.

"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced," John Schmitt, Cosby's lawyer said. "The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment."

A number of women have spoken about being drugged and raped by the comedian over the years. Another alleged victim, Arizona-based artist Barbara Browman, wrote in an op-ed piece for the Washington Post on November 13 that she was victimized by Cosby in the 80s.

Andrea Constand, who previously claimed she was sexually assaulted by the comedian decided to settle out of court in 2006, according to Philly

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