January 27, 2015

Former Hollywood exec Cindra Ladd released a statement on Monday (January 26th) accusing Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her back in 1969.




She wrote in an essay for Huffington Post, “I met Bill Cosby while working in New York for the late film producer Ray Stark. I was a 21-year-old single woman in the world’s most exciting city. He was a 32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likable and popular entertainers in the business. He asked for my number and I gave it to him.”

Cindra claims that their relationship was platonic at first but things took a turn when Bill offered a pill to help with a headache.

She goes on to write, “I asked a couple of times what it was. Each time he reassured me, asking, ‘Don’t you trust me?’ Of course I did. This was Bill Cosby. What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual. It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed.”

Ladd also explains why she never went to the police by adding, “It never occurred to me to go to the police. It was a different time and ‘date rape’ was a concept that didn’t exist.”

Over 20 women have now come forward with similar stories about their encounters with Bill.

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