Two additional women have come forward on Friday to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago.
Sunni Welles and Margie Shapiro join over three dozen women who have accused the 77-year-old Cosby. The two read statements with attorney Gloria Allred.
In her statement, Welles said she was a 17-year-old aspiring singer when she met Cosby. Their encounter allegedly occurred in the mid-1960s in Hollywood. Welles said she remembers drinking a soda and then awakening naked in a bed alone, CBS Local reported.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”– Sunni Welles” author_title=”Alleged victim of sexual assault”]
He was a star. He was Bill Cosby and I buried it in my memory until all of these brave women began to come forward.
Shapiro said she was 19-years-old and working at a Santa Monica donut shop in 1975 when she met Cosby. Shapiro says Cosby drove her to his home and she took a box of matches as a souvenir. He allegedly drove her to the Playboy mansion and she took a pill after losing a bet with the comedian, waking up later to him sexually assaulting her, Reuters reported.
On Friday, Shapiro showed the matches with the date November 18, 1975 and “from my evening at Bill Cosby’s house” written inside.
More than 30 women have come forward with allegations against Bill Cosby, who has not been charged with a crime. His attorney, Marty Singer, did not comment on the latest accusations but has called similar allegations “defamatory.” In December, Cosby was sued for defamation by a woman who accused him of sexual assault and then ruining her reputation by branding her a liar.
Cosby is set to perform a show on Friday in Baltimore, with a second show on Saturday in Charleston.