Tamara Green, a former model and one of several women to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her, said in an interview that the comedian might be losing the chance to “redeem” himself, and could do so by publicly apologizing to all the women he has allegedly abused, The Guardian reported. Cosby has faced a slew of rape and abuse allegations over the past few weeks, and several of his shows have been cancelled.
Green, who was reportedly the second woman to accuse Cosby of sexual abuse, told The Guardian that the actor should publicly acknowledge the accusations he has been trying to escape for over a decade. The latest allegations against the veteran comedian prompted the cancellation of several of his appearances. Cosby’s upcoming performance in Yakima, Washington, set for Saturday, and a January appearance at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, were cancelled, organizers announced Monday.
“If I were his lawyer, or his wife or his friend, I would advise him that at 77 years old he’s running out of time to redeem himself,” Green told The Guardian. “He should simply come forward and apologize to all the people that he ever hurt anywhere in the world. He can make it generic and non-specific. We know who we are.”
Branding experts have also reportedly said that the actor should address the rape allegations against him. However, some of his appearances last week received standing ovations despite the rape claims.
Green had reportedly accused Cosby in 2005 of drugging and sexually assaulting her in her Los Angeles apartment in the early 1970s, The Guardian reported. She had reportedly come forward about the alleged incident after she heard several other women doing so. The former model reportedly also said that she knew Cosby would not apologize for his actions as “he’s a coward.”
Cosby has remained silent about the mounting rape allegations against him, but, on Friday, he told Florida Today that he does not feel it necessary to “answer to innuendos.”
"I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos,” Cosby told Florida Today.
The actor’s legal team has reportedly denied all the allegations against Cosby, calling them “unsubstantiated or fabricated stories.”