Latest Cosby Accuser: Lou Ferrigno's Wife

Another woman says Cosby drugged, raped her
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2014 3:30 AM CST
Updated Nov 21, 2014 7:33 AM CST
Latest Cosby Accuser: Lou Ferrigno's Wife
Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her alleged experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home in Boca Raton, Fla.   (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Yet more women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them—or in the case of Carla Ferrigno, wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, attempting to sexually assault them. Ferrigno tells the Daily Mail that in 1967, when she was still a teenager, a date brought her to Cosby's home and the comedian tried to force himself on her when both her date and Cosby's wife had left the room. He grabbed her "and then kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me," she says. "I was frozen. I took all my body strength and used both of my arms to stop him and push him away from me. He was so forceful." Other women have said Cosby sexually assaulted them after Cosby gave them drinks and pills, but Ferrigno, who believes her date brought her to Cosby's home knowing what would happen, says she refused every drink Cosby offered.

"I feel so bad for these women. I was the lucky one," she says, adding that "I mean 'lucky' in that he didn't harm me. It harmed me emotionally all my life." Therese Serignese says she was one of the unlucky ones: The 57-year-old tells People that when she was 19 in 1976, Cosby gave her pills and sexually assaulted her after approaching her in the Las Vegas hotel where he was performing. "I just was intimidated, I guess, and I took them. Then my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me," she tells WPTV. She says she was Jane Doe No. 10 giving supporting evidence in a 2006 civil suit against Cosby; the case was settled out of court. The New York Daily News talks to yet another new accuser, Angela Leslie, who says Cosby made her fondle him in a Vegas hotel room in 1992. (More Bill Cosby stories.)

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