Thirty-five of Bill Cosby’s accusers appear on the cover of New York magazine this week as part of an expansive feature on the sexual assault allegations against the 78-year-old comedian. “I’m no longer afraid,” Chelan Lasha, who claimed Cosby assaulted her when she was 17, told the magazine. “I feel more powerful than him.”
The cover comes one week after a deposition of Cosby taken during a sexual assault lawsuit from 2005 was published by the New York Times. In the court documents, Cosby admitted to giving the plaintiff, Andrea Constand, one and a half tablets of Benadryl to relieve stress. According to Cosby, the sexual contact they had was consensual.
“I walk her out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, don’t ever do that again,” he said. “She doesn’t walk out with an attitude of a huff, because I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them.”
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