20th Bill Cosby Accuser Comes Forward

by 4:08 PM PST, December 02, 2014
Playing 20th Bill Cosby Accuser Comes Forward

A twentieth woman has come forward with allegations against Bill Cosby.

Vancouver model Lisa Jones sat down for an exclusive interview with ET Canada.

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According to Jones, she was an aspiring actress in the 1980s and was interested in being on The Cosby Show. She said Bill Cosby invited her to audition, but the meeting did not go the way she had hoped.

"At one point he said, 'I'm Bill Cosby. You're not in the little leagues anymore you're sitting with Mr. Cosby. Do you understand that?'" Jones recalled.

"Why I'm here today is because out of nowhere he got up, started to walk past me, and crouched in front of my knees, grabbed my legs, and tried to pull them apart," Jones continued. "I just remember I was so shocked. And the first thing I did was push Mr. Cosby away and he kind of lost balance."

Jones says that she didn't tell police about the alleged incident. Cosby was never charged.

Cosby's attorney has vigorously denied all of the claims against the comedian, and Cosby himself has called the allegations "innuendos."

In the midst of the sexual assault allegations, Cosby stepped down from his post as a member of the board of trustees at Temple University, his alma mater. In a statement, he explained the move, saying, "I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the University and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the board of trustees."

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Singer Jill Scott, 42, who received an honorary degree from Cosby earlier this year at Temple University, came to the comedian's defense via Twitter this week.

Fellow comedian Chis Rock also commented on the allegations in a New York magazine interview, saying, "I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it's not true. It's a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby."

AARP raised eyebrows with their October/November issue, which in some versions featured an article titled, "Bill Cosby Still Making Us Laugh," a news story that never mentioned the allegations that have filled the news for the past month. A spokesperson for AARP told The Huffington Post that the organization publishes "three demographically versioned editions," only one of which apparently included the Cosby story. The magazine says the story was shipped to readers before any allegations became more widely reported.