"I Felt Like a Rag Doll": 2 Former Models Accuse Bill Cosby of Drugging Them - NBC Bay Area

"I Felt Like a Rag Doll": 2 Former Models Accuse Bill Cosby of Drugging Them

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    At a press conference Thursday, Feb. 12, Lise-Lotte Lublin holds a photo of herself (center) with Bill Cosby as a young girl. Lublin accused Cosby of drugging her drink on their third meeting, in 1989.

    Two women claimed they were drugged by comedian Bill Cosby when they were young models, they said at a press conference in Los Angeles Thursday morning organized by prominent attorney Gloria Allred.

    One of the women, Linda Brown, said she after Cosby gave her a drink in a Toronto hotel room in 1969, she came to to find Cosby sexually assaulting her but felt paralyzed and unable to stop it.

    "He flipped me over and sexually assaulted me. I felt like a rag doll," Brown said at the press conference.

    Cosby's attorney did not immediately respond to the most recent claims, but he has denied similar allegations.

    Brown said she was in a Wonderbra commercial that same year, when she was about 20 years old. She said she had trusted Cosby when he asked to take her up to his hotel room, apparently to give her a gift before bringing her home from a meeting arranged by her agent. She said the comedian gave her a soft drink, which was the last thing she remembered before the alleged assault.

    "I had no idea how my clothes came off or how or why I was in his bed," said Brown, now 66.

    Brown and Lise-Lotte Lublin, 48, who said she awoke at home after accepting a drink from Cosby in a hotel room 25 years ago, are being represented by Allred. She represents others who have accused Cosby of sexual abuse over the years.

    More than a dozen women have come forward with allegations against Cosby. Some say he drugged and sexually assaulted them, others say he tried to force himself on them.

    The accusations, which surged in October when a comedian called Cosby a rapist, spiked plans for a Cosby standup special on Netflix and an NBC show, but Cosby said in a January statement he was "Far From Finished," meaning that he would continue to work and tour.

    He released the statement after a show where he joked to a woman at a performance in Canada that "You have to be careful about drinking around me."

    Cosby's attorney, Marty Singer, has denied allegations against the 77-year-old comedian, including some specific instances he claims he can discredit. 

    So far, statutes of limitation have prevented any of the allegations against Cosby to go to court, though he did settle a molestation case brought against him in 2005 by a Temple University basketball coach.

    Lublin said she is pushing to create a law in Nevada that would abolish statutory limits on rape accusations.

    "Bill Cosby appears to think that rape is a joke," Lublin said. "Well let me tell you something, Bill: I'm not laughing."

    Cosby's Thursday night show in Bakersfield, Calif., was postponed, according to the theater's website, but he has performed at other venues recently.