In the piece, published online under the headline “Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?” Bowman says she’s spent years trying to get people to take her claims of being assaulted by the comic seriously.
“I was convinced no one would listen to me. I was a teenager from Denver acting in McDonald’s commercials. He was Bill Cosby: consummate American dad Cliff Huxtable and the Jell-O spokesman,” writes Bowman, now 47, and a mother of two children.