Yet another woman came forward over the weekend claiming to have been drugged and raped twice by Bill Cosby in 1969, when she was 19 years old.
On the website called Hollywood Elsewhere Joan Tarshis wrote late Sunday, “It took me about 20 years to admit this to anyone,” accuser. But during those years as I grew into adulthood, I watched Cosby be praised by everyone from Presidents to Oprah to the Jello Corporation. It all made me ill. Knowing first-hand there was something unbalanced about him.”
Tarshis wrote, “I was 19 years old in autumn of 1969. Cosby seemed to take a liking to me, and so I was invited back a few times. I was naturally flattered.”
She said,,“One day he asked me to stay after the shooting and work on some material with him. In his bungalow he made me a red eye. … The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed.”
She continued, “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. But he just found another orifice to use.”
Tarshis added, “I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me. Of course I told no one.”
As time passed, Tarshis mother was impressed that Tarshis had known Cosby personally and suggested that she go see him again.
Tarshis said, “I was repulsed by the thought of seeing him again, but I saw no way out. I couldn’t tell my mother what he had done. Or what I had let happen, feeling the guilt that rape victims often feel.”
She claims she saw him again and was drugged again.
She said, “I remember feeling very, very stoned and asking his chauffeur to take me back to the car. The next thing I remember was waking up in his bed back at the Sherry, naked. I remember thinking ‘You old s***, I guess you got me this time, but it’s the last time you’ll ever see me.’”
Tarshis wrote that as she came forward when she saw other women coming forward.
She wrote,“The time is right to join them.”