*Introducing the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby of making unwanted sexual advances toward her.
Her name is Helen Gumpel and she’s a former fashion model and actress who appeared on one episode of “The Cosby Show” in 1987, according to the AP.
On Sunday, Gumpel, formerly known as Helen Selby, said she was called to the show’s set for what she thought was another audition shortly after filming the one episode. She said she was brought to Cosby’s dressing room and Cosby had her sit on a couch and handed her a drink. She said Cosby then stood in front of her with his crotch in her face.
“I never thought of myself as a victim because I refused his advances,” Gumpel said. “But my career was a victim.”
A Cosby spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. The 77-year-old entertainer faces sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women. He denies the allegations and has never been charged with a crime.
Gumpel, who lives in Connecticut with her husband, made the allegations at a news conference she held at a downtown Boston hotel hours after Cosby canceled back-to-back comedy shows scheduled that evening at the nearby Wilbur Theater. Demonstrators had threatened to protest outside the theater.
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