Joyce Emmons, a former comedy club manager, has stepped forward to add her name to the growing list of women alleging sexual misconduct at the hands of Bill Cosby.
Speaking to TMZ, Emmons states that in her time running clubs in the ’70s and ’80s, the famed comedian frequently had drugs in his possession, although he never appeared to take them. She then states that on one occasion, he offered her some:
“Emmons tells us … one night she got a bad migraine and Cosby offered her a whilte pill which he said ‘was a little strong’ but could cure a headache.
She says she took the pill, blacked out, and the next thing she knew she was nude in bed in Cosby’s suite with one of his friends — a guy who had unsuccessfully tried hitting on her earlier in the evening.
Emmons says she confronted Bill and demanded to know what drug she took, and he laughed and said it was ‘just a Quaalude.'”
It’s the latest in a series of allegations against the 77-year old that resurfaced following accusations made by comedian Hannibal Buress during a performance. Cosby and his lawyers have remained steadfast in their refusal to address these allegations—a decision which appears to be a costly one in the court of public opinion.