Another Former Playboy Model Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

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Victoria Valentino alleges that the star gave her a pill and took her to an apartment in 1970

Former Playboy playmate Victoria Valentino has joined the list of women to have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Valentino, who was Playmate of the Month in September 1963, told the Washington Post that the alleged assault took place in 1970 after she was introduced to Cosby by fellow Playboy model Francesca Emerson. Valentino is the second Playboy bunny to accuse Cosby of assault, joining Carla Ferrigno.

According to Valentino, she and friend Meg Foster joined Cosby at a Los Angeles restaurant for dinner, which was the second time Valentino had spent time with him. At the end of the meal, Valentino claims that Cosby offered red pills to both of them.

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"He was trying to cheer me up, and he stuck a pill in my mouth," Valentino said of Cosby, who has faced numerous decades-old rape allegations in recent weeks. "He said, 'This will make us all feel better.' "

Both women took the pills, and she was soon "slurring words" and "couldn't function," Valentino said. She also told the Post that Cosby promised to take the women home but instead brought them to an apartment located near the Chateau Marmont hotel. 

Valentino said that once they got in the apartment Foster passed out. Valentino claimed that the room was spinning and that she was nauseous, at which point she saw Cosby seated near her with an erection. 

"I reached out, grabbing him, trying to get his attention, trying to distract him," Valentino said. "He came over to me and sat down on the love seat and opened his fly and grabbed my head and pushed my head down. And then he turned me over. It was like a waking nightmare."

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She claims she tried to get him to stop but was unable to. She added that Cosby then left the apartment alone and told Valentino to call a cab if she wanted to leave. She said she didn't go to the police because she didn't feel she had "credibility."

Valentino said she was too embarrassed to tell anyone she knew about the alleged attack, but she did tell Emerson, who confirmed to the Post that Valentino told her the same story she told the publication. Valentino also recounted her alleged experience to former Playboy Playmate Charlotte Kemp for Kemp's upcoming book, due out in February, about Playboy models' lives. Foster declined to comment. 

The Post said that Cosby lawyer Marty Singer declined to address Valentino's allegation but referred the paper to a statement he had issued on Friday dismissing the various claims. For his part, Cosby defended his silence in the face of the numerous allegations, telling a Florida paper on Friday that he does not need to "answer to innuendos."

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