Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Pens Op-Ed, Claims No One Paid Attention Until A Man Spoke Out

November 14, 2014 5:07 PM

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Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Pens Op-Ed, Claims No One Paid Attention Until A Man Spoke Out

Over the years, 13 women have come forward with accusations that comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped them, and now the spotlight on the former sitcom superstar just intensified: Barbara Bowman, one of his accusers, penned a Washington Post op-ed on Thursday alleging that in 1985, when she was a 17-year-old aspiring actress, Cosby drugged and raped her several times.

Bowman wrote that over the years she told many people -- including her agent and a lawyer -- that Cosby raped her, but that no one seemed to encourage her to go to the police, and she was even accused of lying. "I was a teenager from Denver acting in McDonald’s commercials," she wrote. "He was Bill ...

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