As yet another woman surfaces to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her, the sudden appearance of these women follows a pattern we have seen before. This has not gone unnoticed by Bill Cosby’s attorney Marty Singer, who made a similar observation in a USA Today article on Nov. 21.
Like the many alleged Tiger Woods mistresses who continued to come out of the woodwork after the Tiger Woods infidelity scandal broke, any woman making a Bill Cosby rape accusation claim now is all but guaranteed her 15 minutes of fame.
As long as the Bill Cosby sex scandal continues to be the hottest news on the Internet, more women can be expected to come forward with rape claims over the next few days. Just coming forward and making these accusations, regardless of whether they are true or not, is sufficient to get their names and faces in the news.
Commenting on one of Bill Cosby’s recent accusers in People magazine on Nov. 20, Cosby’s attorney said “We’ve reached the point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous. He added, “People coming out of nowhere with this sort of inane yarn is what happens in a media-driven feeding frenzy.”
Cosby’s most recent accuser is a 57-year-old woman named Therese Serignese who told People she was sexually assaulted by the comedian when she was 19 years old. This accusation comes on the heels of an accusation made by former Playboy Bunny Carla Ferrigno who is married to Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno. Carla claims that while she was a guest at the Cosby home in 1967, Cosby “forcefully” kissed her while they were playing pool.
To this Cosby’s attorney replied:
This continued pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous, with a purported ‘forceful kiss’ at a party in 1967, nearly 50 years ago, being treated as a current ‘news story’ and grossly mischaracterized as ‘sexual assault,’ This is utter nonsense.
Meanwhile, Bill Cosby performed in front of a full house Thursday night at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. When his 90-minute set ended, he received a standing ovation. Cosby is currently in the middle of a major tour. Despite cancellations from Netflix, TV Land and NBC, he is still scheduled to perform at multiple venues across the United States which are also reporting sold out shows.
On Nov. 19, TMZ.com contacted a number of these venues who all said that their shows featuring Bill Cosby would not be cancelled. The general consensus is that it would be inappropriate to cancel sold out shows based on allegations where no format charges have been filed. Cosby’s next schedules show is tonight in Melbourne, FL at the King Center for the Performing Arts.