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Two more Bill Cosby accusers come forward

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UPDATE: At a press conference in New York on Friday, actress Lili Bernard and writer Sammie Mays came forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. 

“He praised me … He lifted me up. I believed him,” Bernard said at the press conference (via BuzzFeed). “After all, he was Bill Cosby. After he had won my complete trust and adoration, he drugged me and raped me.”

For the full breakdown of the press conference, head to BuzzFeed.

EARLIER: Since comedian Hannibal Buress joked last March about Bill Cosby’s history of alleged sexual assault, more than 30 women have come forward to accuse the comic legend of wrongdoing. Two more women, whose names remain unknown at this time, will soon come forward with similar allegations, the New York Daily News reports.

One woman, an actress, claims she was “drugged, raped, and threatened” by Cosby while he helped her prepare for a role on The Cosby Show during the series’ last season. Both women plan to appear at a press conference Friday afternoon with lawyer Gloria Allred.

Cosby has never been charged as a result of the accusations, and his wife Camille denies the claims. The Cosby Show star has canceled dates on his “Far From Finished” comedy tour, which will play its final date on Saturday. According to the Daily News, a protest is planned in Atlanta, where the last show is set to take place.

The 77-year-old actor also saw a Netflix special and NBC sitcom he was involved with come to a halt after the accusations surfaced.

Neither Allred nor Cosby’s representatives immediately responded to EW’s request for comment.

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