Thursday 22 March 2018

New accuser as Cosby cancels show

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

A former fashion model and actress has said that Bill Cosby made sexual advances and lewd gestures towards her on the set of The Cosby Show.

Helen Gumpel, formerly known as Helen Selby, says Cosby had her sit on a couch in his dressing room, where he handed her a drink then stood in front of her with his crotch in her face.

Ms Gumpel held a news conference in Boston today.

The 77-year-old entertainer faces sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women.

He has denied the allegations and has never been charged with a crime.

Also today, Cosby cancelled back-to-back comedy shows at Boston's Wilbur Theatre where demonstrators threatened to rally.

He told the Boston Globe he cancelled because of impending "treacherous" weather.

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