*Actress and former model Michelle Hurd, best known for her role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” is among the latest to accuse Bill Cosby of being sexually inappropriate.
Hurd is not accusing him of rape but she said in her Facebook post Thursday that he behaved “inappropriately” toward her, and she knows of another woman who was allegedly drugged by Cosby.
Her post has since disappeared. But not before it went viral on Friday.
“LOOK, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I can’t believe some of the things I’ve been reading, SO here is MY personal experience,” she began. “I did stand-in work on The Cosby Show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me.”
She said she had lunch in his dressing room daily, and was subjected to “weird acting exercises where he would move his hands up and down my body, (can’t believe I fell for that),” she said.
He told her not to tell anyone because other actors would become jealous.
“Then fortunately, I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened. At that point my own red flags went off and I told him, ‘No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened.’ ”
She talked to another stand-in actress and compared notes.
“Turns out he was doing the same thing to her, almost by the numbers, BUT, she did go to his house and because I will not name her, and it is her story to tell, all I’ll say is she awoke, after being drugged, vomited, and then Cosby told her there’s a cab waiting for you outside.
“I have ABSOLUTELY no reason to lie or make up this up!”
By the count of various news media, the number of women who have accused Cosby is nearing 20.
As previously reported, a former employee of NBC Entertainment came forward over the weekend to claim he regularly brought young women to Cosby’s dressing room in Brooklyn and was asked to send money to multiple women over the years.
He said he didn’t and doesn’t know what went on behind the door or why he was sending thousands of dollars a month to women, but he has an idea now.
“I felt like a pimp,” Frank Scotti, 90, said in an interview on NBC’s Today on Monday. “Every time he had somebody I had to watch, I had the girl stay there. I felt dirty. … I just felt, you know, he’s not the person I thought he was.”
Watch the interview below:
Cosby’s Hollywood lawyer, Martin Singer, did issue a response to NBC on Scotti’s allegations. “It appears that his story is pure speculation so that he can get his 15 minutes of fame,” Singer said.
Cosby himself has said little as the accusations continue to pile up.
“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos,” the 77-year-old comedian and actor told Florida Today backstage at his show Friday night in Melbourne. “People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
Cosby’s performance in Florida on Friday was sold out (he got standing ovations), and his website shows at least 29 upcoming appearances through May 2015, including Nov. 29 in Yakima, Wash.