Chelsea Handler Says Bill Cosby Tried to 'Cosby' Her
Chelsea Handler claims a decade-old personal encounter with Bill Cosby made her certain that charges of sexual assault against the comedian are true. In a recent interview with Esquire, Handler euphemistically stated that America’s ex-Favorite Dad “tried to Cosby” her. Said Handler:
“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.’”
Handler recalls bringing three men with her, including a producer from a project she was working on at the time. “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.”
Handler says she’d long forgotten about the incident, even after numerous women stepped forward to report that Cosby had sexually assaulted them on charges that go back for decades. She says she remembered only after the prodding of a friend.
“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.”
Read the full interview, which also includes Park and Recs’ Nick Offerman talking sex and relationships, here.