Legendary comedian Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than 30 women, and Chelsea Handler claims she was nearly one of those thirty. In an interview with Esquire, Handler recounts Cosby inviting her to his hotel room one night ten years ago.
“I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, ‘Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.’ And I thought, That’s really weird. This was like ten years ago. And I said, That’s really weird. I don’t want to go alone. I go, I don’t know him. So the three guys I was with—thank God these guys were with me….Then my friend texted me the other day saying, ‘Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby’s and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?’ And I said, Yeah, and he said, ‘Hello! You could’ve been one of his victims if we weren’t there.’ And I went, ‘Oh my gosh …’ Yeah, so yeah, he’s guilty.”
Chelsea’s story isn’t exactly grounds for an indictment. Regardless, despite the overwhelming number of accusations thrown Cosby’s way, he’s yet to be prosecuted for the alleged crimes.