Ex-Model Says Bill Cosby Forced Her to Touch His Genitals

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Jewel Allison says Cosby forced sexual contact

Another former model has come forward to say Bill Cosby forced sexual contact with her when she was a young model, reports the New York Daily News

In a now-familiar narrative, Brooklyn resident Jewel Allison says her agent, Sue Charney, introduced her to Cosby in the late 1980s during the height of his popularity with The Cosby Show. [Charney also repped alleged Cosby assault victim Janice Dickinson]. Charney told the young woman to go to Cosby's brownstone for a dinner party. It was Allison's birthday and she thought her agent had arranged a dinner with her role model as a gift, according to the Daily News

“He said he wanted to help models and actors who were well-educated, who could do something else,” Allison told the Daily News. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is Bill Cosby.’ ”

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Allison was impressed enough to accept another dinner invitation to Cosby's home. The comic poured her a glass of wine from a bottle that he said was a gift from Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca. But Allison says the wine was awful and left her feeling sick. She stumbled onto a couch when Cosby led her to another room and told her: "Look in the mirror, and see the glow in your face,’” she says.

"I didn’t look good. My eyes were all over the place.” Allison said. Then he forced her hand onto his genitals. “That was my sexual assault by this comedian.... He turned me around and said, ‘Let’s get you home.’ At the door, he gave me a very hard embrace and a hard kiss.”

He paid for a nauseating cab ride home for her. He later invited her to spend the night at his Philadelphia home, which she refused.

"There’s no such thing as America’s Dad. There’s just a man named Bill Cosby. He’s a very sick sociopath,” Allison, now 52, says. “We may be looking at America’s greatest serial rapist that ever got away with this for the longest amount of time."

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Cosby himself has not directly denied the allegations. At his Nov. 21 show at the King Center in Melbourne, Fla., Cosby told a reporter with Florida Today: "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos." The previous night Cosby simply avoided addressing the accusations at a show in the Bahamas. 

Cosby's attorney Martin Singer has dismissed the allegations, saying: "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40 or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity."

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