By Jonathon Dornbush
Updated January 07, 2015 at 11:29 PM EST
Chris Carlson/AP

Three new women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them in the 1980s and 1990s.

According to AP, attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference in Los Angeles on Jan. 7 with the three women. They all allege that Cosby assaulted them in Los Angeles or Las Vegas at different points between 1981 and 1996.

Allred said that these allegations are too old to charge Cosby criminally or via lawsuits, but she has challenged Cosby to forgo the statute of limitations preventing this and allow lawsuits to proceed.

According to USA Today, Allred stated that the intention of the conference was as “a message to Mr. Cosby that women are not going to be intimidated.”

Allred has previously stood with other women who have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them, including three other women in December 2014.