One of the Jane Doe witnesses in the 2005 sexual assault lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby has come forward to share her story for the first time. Patricia, who is not releasing her last name, spoke to BuzzFeed News for an article published Tuesday about her alleged assault at Cosby's hands in 1978.
Patricia told the website that she met Cosby while she was a 22-year-old conference planner at the University of Massachusetts, which had invited the comedian as a featured speaker for an event. Upon learning she was a singer, Cosby allegedly offered to mentor her.
Cosby invited her to his home in Shelburne Falls, Mass., for a dinner party, she said, but when she arrived, she was the only guest. She said that Cosby gave her a mixed drink and asked her to act out various scenarios, including one in which she pretended "to be a queen with oatmeal on her face."
Patricia blacked out and then came to in Cosby's guest bedroom, she said. She was naked, and Cosby was standing over her in a bathrobe. He told Patricia she had thrown up and passed out and that he'd had to wash her dress. He was even nice enough to offer her a toothbrush.
Patricia recalls feeling humiliated, she said, for vomiting in front of the star, confused about how she blacked out, and sure that Cosby would not want to mentor her further. However, the comedian continued to call her and arranged for her to take acting lessons and join a fitness club.
The pair last met in 1980 for a taping of the "Dinah Shore Show," Patricia said, when Cosby insisted she take some pills to help her "relax." She said she blacked out and woke up naked the next day.
"I was very sick and knew that someone had penetrated me," she told BuzzFeed. "Finally, I realized what was happening."
Cosby's legal representatives did not immediately respond to The Huffington Post's requests for comment.
More than 30 women have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Patricia said that she decided to come forward now in the hope that other women would feel empowered to share their stories.
"I played a part in what happened to me, because I trusted the wrong person," Patricia told the website. "I allowed my ambition to color my ability to make healthy choices. But what Cosby did was without my consent and a violation."