Chelsea Handler made news on Wednesday, and this time it didn’t involve any public nudity. This time the comedian brought up a very serious subject–one that people all around the country have found disturbing for many months now. It was during an interview with Esquire magazine that Handler shared the disconcerting news.
According to Chelsea Handler, she had a very uncomfortable experience with Bill Cosby about 10 years ago.
“He tried to Cosby me,” the Chelsea Lately star told the publication.
“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 10 years ago. And I said, ‘That’s really weird. I don’t want to go alone.’ I go, ‘I don’t know him.’”
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“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. 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 … I think it’s pretty obvious now,” Chelsea Handler explained.
More than 20 women thus far have come forward, saying the former star of The Cosby Show drugged or raped them–or in some cases, both.
What do you make of the statement Chelsea Handler has just made about Bill Cosby, however? Is that the kind of thing you’d expect someone to forget–especially in light of all the recent controversy surrounding the comedian?
Of course Chelsea Handler was one of the lucky ones. She was only invited to Bill Cosby’s room. She didn’t wind up–thankfully–in a position that was forever engrained in her mind.
Fortunately Bill Cosby didn’t do anything to Chelsea Handler. But what do you expect will become of all the women who claim he did something to them? Will they ever see their day in court?