Chelsea Handler Reveals: Bill Cosby ‘Tried to Cosby Me’
After more than 20 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of drugging and raping them, Handler reveals to Esquire magazine — in the issue for which she posed nude on the cover — that she, too, had a weird encounter with him.
“He tried to Cosby me,” she told the magazine. “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.’ I go, ‘I don’t know him.'”
She continues, “So the three guys I was with—thank God these guys were with me. One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something — 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.”
However, Handler hadn’t remembered the story until after women came forward to admit their encounters with him.
“I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out,” Handler recalled. “I was like, I didn’t even think of it. 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… I think it’s pretty obvious now.”