Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Asks Why She Wasn't Believed in Essay

November 14, 2014 8:46 AM

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A woman who claimed that she was sexually assaulted by has penned an op-ed for the . In the piece, published on Thursday, November 13, the woman named Barbara Bowman shared her account of the alleged assault and asked why the case only gained attention after stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress mentioned it onstage.

"Why wasn't I believed?" she wrote. "Why didn't I get the same reaction of shock and revulsion when I originally reported it? Why was I, a victim of sexual assault, further wronged by victim blaming when I came forward? The women victimized by Bill Cosby have been talking about his crimes for more t...

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