Two new Black actresses have come forward with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Renita Chaney Hill and Michelle Hurd have both opened up to individually tell their disturbing stories of their intimate interactions with Cosby. This brings Cosby’s victim total up to 17.
When Hill heard Cosby’s lawyer deny the claims that these women came forward with, she knew she had to tell her truth. An in interview with Pittsburgh KDKA, Hill claimed that she first met Cosby when she was 15, in high school and wanted to be an actress. Their first encounter happened during one of his many visits to Pittsburgh after getting a call from her modeling agency. She ended up staring in Cosby’s “Picture Pages,” a video series that helped spark their on-again-off-again relationship that lasted several years. Hill claims that Cosby paid her college tuition. Their relationship ended when Hill was 19 and finally realized she was being used.
“He would fly me to a number of cities and come to his hotel room at night. One time I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing me, touching me and I remember the taste of a cigar on his breath. I didn’t like it. I was still in high school. I always thought it was odd that I always had this drink, I would end up in my bed the next day and I wouldn’t remember anything.I remember saying to him, ‘I’ll come see you, but I don’t want to drink. It makes me feel funny.’ And he would tell me if I didn’t drink, I couldn’t come see him.”
Hurd’s interactions with Cosby were creepy, but luckily for her, never made it as far as Hill’s. The “Law & Order: SVU” actress took to her Facebook page to share her story and Showbiz411 posted it:
LOOK, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I can’t believe some of the things i’ve been reading, SO here is MY personal experience:
I did stand-in work on The Cosby show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me. It started innocently, lunch in his dressing room, daily, then onto weird acting exercises were he would move his hands up and down my body, (can’t believe I fell for that) I was instructed to NEVER tell anyone what we did together, (he said other actors would become jealous) and then fortunately, I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened. At that point my own red flags went off and I told him,
“No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened”.
I then started to take notice and found another actress, a stand-in as well, and we started talking….. A LOT …. turns out he was doing the same thing to her, almost by the numbers, BUT, she did go to his house and because I will not name her, and it is her story to tell, all I’ll say is she awoke, after being drugged, vomited, and then Cosby told her there’s a cab waiting for you outside.
I have ABSOLUTELY no reason to lie or make up this up!
Anyone that knows me, knows that!
Now you have a first hand account of my experience with Mr. Cosby.
Off you go…
Both actresses’ stories have a common thread of drinking and possibly getting drugged and private meetings with Cosby. It seemed Hill was in more of a relationship with Cosby for four years, whereas Hurd was alarmed by his strange actions when they were alone and was quickly replaced. If Hill’s allegations are true, Cosby had to have worked a serious number on Hill’s then-young and impressionable mind. She was only a kid. When asked what she would say to Cosby now, Hill said, “Why…why would you do that to a young girl…he could have had anyone he wanted.”
Many of Cosby’s alleged victims tell similar stories of being drugged or participating in strange acting exercises that required them to act drunk and wet/straighten their hair. It’s all very disturbing and we’re not even sure what to believe anymore. Our hearts go out to Cosby’s victims.
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