Chelsea Handler Opens Up About 'Weird' Encounter With Bill Cosby, 'He Tried to Cosby Me'

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Chelsea Handler says she had her own "weird" encounter with Bill Cosby and believes the comedian, who is accused by dozens of women of sexual assault, "is guilty" of all the allegations.

"He tried to Cosby me," Chelsea Handler told Esquire Magazine.

"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,'" Chelsea Handler said. "And I thought, 'That's really weird.' This was like 10 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. One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something—I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would've happened if I went up there alone," she continued.

Chelsea Handler said she completely forgot about the experience until recently, after more than 30 women brought allegations of sexual offenses against Bill Cosby.

"I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn't even think of it," she said. "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 Handler said. "Yeah, I think it's pretty obvious now."

Bill Cosby continues to deny the allegations and has not been charged with any crime.

Pam Wright