Chelsea Handler Says She Narrowly Escaped Being "Cosbyed"

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Chelsea Handler is never, ever one to hide anything.

Be it information, opinion, or skin, Chelsea Handler will not shy away from any topic.

In fact, in a recent interview with Esquire, Chelsea Handler reminisced about being asked by Barbara Walters if she was a lesbian.

Chelsea Handler said of the question, "What's wrong with her? If I was a lesbian, everyone would know. Why would I hide that?"

Chelsea Handler was also exceedingly upfront when co-interviewee, Nick Offernan, brought up Bill Cosby.

While talking about consent in the bedroom while one is asleep, Offernan said, "Then anything goes. Dealer's choice. Or if they have been Cosbyed, that's a different story."

To which the journalist replied, "Poor Guy."

That reply opened up a whole new line of conversation for Chelsea Handler, who said, "What do you mean poor guy?!"

She added, "Not poor guy—he tried to Cosby me."

Chelsea Handler then proceeded to tell her story, which, if not for Handler's street smarts, could have landed her on the list of dozens of women currently accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and rape.

Chelsea Handler began, "Oh, 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."

Chelsea Handler continued, "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. And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn't even think of it."

She added, "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."

What do you think of Chelsea Handler's crazy Cosby story?

Lacy Langley

Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.