November 20, 2014
In an interview that aired this morning on WFTL/Ft. Lauderdale, a local South Florida caller told mid-morning host Rich Stevens that she, too, was a victim of sexual assault by legendary comedian and actor Bill Cosby.
The woman — Therese Serignese, a now 57-year old, registered nurse from Boca Raton — claims that Cosby assaulted her in 1976 while she was visiting Las Vegas.
“My younger sister and I were looking around the gift shop in the Hilton Hotel when a man came up behind me and put his hands on my shoulders and asked, ‘Will you marry me?’” Serignese told Stevens, noting she was 19-years old at the time of the alleged incident. “I turned around and instantly recognized that it was Bill Cosby. He was a big star, I mean anyone would have known him. We chatted for a few minutes and he invited me to come see his show that night, which I did, and then after the show someone came out and escorted me backstage to the ‘green room’ where there were a lot of other people.
One-by-one everyone left until the end when it was just me and Bill Cosby left in the room. He stood in front of me with a glass of water and two pills and said, ‘Take these.’” Find out what Serignese says happened next