Barbara Bowman, who penned an op-ed in the Washington Post this week recounting her history of alleged sexual assault by Bill Cosby, joined HuffPost Live Friday morning to discuss her allegations against the famed comedian.
The 47-year-old actress is one of 13 women who has accused Cosby of sexual assault, and claims that Cosby won her trust when he offered to mentor her when she was a teenager.
As Bowman wrote in the Washington Post: "I blacked out after having dinner and one glass of wine at his New York City brownstone, where he had offered to mentor me and discuss the entertainment industry. When I came to, I was in my panties and a man’s t-shirt, and Cosby was looming over me. I’m certain now that he drugged and raped me."
She went into further detail to HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski, describing her experiences with Cosby as being "sexual encounters that were not consensual on any level."
"[There was the time] in Atlantic City, which was the final incident, where he came straight out and attacked me in his suite and tried to rape me and tried to tear off my clothes and he was trying to tear off his belt buckle and his pants" she recalled. "And I was just not gonna take it. I was screaming and yelling and scratching and wrestling to get away from him, and at one point he just got angry and viciously mad and threw me out.
"I wonder how he sleeps at night," Bowman continued. "And I think it's very unfortunate that a man with so many decades of reverence is going to end his legacy this way."
Cosby has previously denied claims of sexual assault made against him.
HuffPost Live has reached out to Cosby's representative for comment, and we've yet to hear back.
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