Bill Cosby Lawyer Issues Statement After Three New Sexual Assault Allegations Against The Comedian Surface
Bill Cosby's lawyer Marty Singer has issued a new statement regarding the sexual assault allegations against his client after three new women went public with their claims, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Singer first addressed the allegations made by Linda Joy Traitz, a former waitress at one of Cosby's restaurants Cafe Figaro in the 1970s.
Traitz shared the alleged incident on Facebook on Monday, according to Radar. She said the comedian visited the restaurant one time and offered him a ride home after her shift. She accepted the offer but instead of taking her home, they went to the beach.
Traitz said Cosby offered her pills 'to relax' but declined. Cosby allegedly became aggressive so she "freaked out and demanded to be taken home." She cited her lack of "financial gain" a reason why she never pressed charges.
Answering Traitz's allegations, Singer says" Ms. Traitz is the latest example of people coming out of the woodwork with unsubstatiated or fabricated stories about my client."
Another allegation he answered was from "Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno's wife and manager Carla, who said Cosby forced himself on her.
Ferrigno recounted the alleged incident on KFI-AM's John and Ken Show on November 20, according to New York Daily News. She said she was able to escape from Cosby because she was not drugged unlike the other women who previously came forward with their story.
Singer said Ferrigno's allegation is part of a "media-driven feeding frenzy."
"This continuation of a pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous," Singer said. "With a purported 'forceful kiss' at a party in 1967, nearly 50 years ago, being treated as a current 'news story' and grossly mischaracterized as 'sexual assault.' This is utter nonsense."
A Florida nurse named Therese Serignese is the seventh woman to publicly claim she was sexually assaulted by the legendary comedian, according to the Huffington Post. Serignese said she was drugged and raped by Cosby in Las Vegas in 1976, when she was only 19 years old.