This is just hard to believe. For years now, rumors have been circulating the media about TV show star Bill Cosby and his consistent rape allegations.
This should be the 14th woman who is stepping forward to allegedly reveal how the American comedian abused and raped her for years at the age of 17 under his care.
According to Barbara Bowman‘s report to Dailymail, â€œI was drugged and raped by that man. He is a monster. He came at me like a monster. My hope is that others who have experienced sexual abuse will not be intimidated into silence by the famous, rich and powerful. If I can help one victim, then Iâ€™ve done my job.â€
She goes on to relate how the raped her in New York:
We ate in the kitchen. I had one glass of red wine with dinner. My next recollection is me, coming to, slumped over the toilet bowl, throwing up. I was wearing a manâ€™s white t-shirt and my panties. The t-shirt was not mine. Bill was standing over me, holding my hair out of my face as I threw up. I had no idea how Iâ€™d gotten there. Iâ€™d had one glass of wine with dinner. He was trying to soothe me with his words, â€œIt will be okay. Itâ€™s okay.â€
By the time I came to, the staff was gone. No one in the house but us. And as the fogginess lifted, he escorted me to the couch where I recovered. I then got dressed and he called me a cab. I was mystified. It was a sick pit in my stomach, knowing that I was out of control over the last undetermined amount of time. And that I was undressed, while he was in a white robe, and how had I gotten there.
She narrates another time he raped her again in 1986:
He turned out all the lights. It was completely pitch black. He laid me down on the couch and started caressing and touching me all over. Then he put my hand on his penis, covering it with his hand. He had me masturbate him. I couldnâ€™t see what was going on. When it was over, I ran out of the room and threw up.
â€˜It was so invasive and frightening and humiliating. There was no way I could tell my mother. I couldnâ€™t even admit it to myself. I tried to convince myself that Iâ€™d imagined it. That it was a one-time thing, that it wouldnâ€™t happen again. And I was paralyzed with fear.
Some might ask, why is she coming forward now? Why didn’t she come out to reveal this until now? Well, she said: “Iâ€™m finally revealing all of my full story in hopes that others will learn to read the tell-tale signs of abuse and not wait as long as I did. No one believed me for years. They said Bill would never do that. That it was preposterous. But Iâ€™m putting my name out there and standing behind these words, just like Burress. No more code of silence.”
Barbara Bowsman continues, â€œMaybe he should also teach his fictitious TV family how to escape the talons of sexual predators. Bill used to tell me that he was my father figure and that I needed to trust him as a father, 100 percent. Then heâ€™d drug me and attack me. I was too afraid to talk back. He told me over and over again, â€œTrust me like I was your father.â€ He zeroed in on that like a laser beam.â€
Fans of Bill Cosby have backlashed her massively on social media for reportedly being financially motivated. Of course i knew they would accuse her of that. But here are three reasons why Thyblackman.com thinks Barbara Bowsmanâ€™s story is believeable. They wrote:
â€œDespite money being passed around, the notion that the allegations were all financially-motivated is highly questionable for at least three reasons: 1) The massive number of women whoâ€™ve come forward (which might mean there are others who were afraid to speak up), 2) the consistency of their stories, and 3) the fact that Barbara Bowman couldnâ€™t receive a dime from her interview in Newsweek, since the statute of limitations had passed and she couldnâ€™t be financially compensated in a lawsuit.â€
It’s so hard to believe the hilarious Bill Cosby is a cruel monster as Barbara accuses. I hope this gets sorted out as soon as possible. What a terrible image!
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