Lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference Wednesday in Los Angeles naming three new women who allege that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them. According to BuzzFeed correspondent Kate Aurthur, who live-tweeted the press conference, their names are Linda Kirkpatrick, Kacey (with no last name provided) and Lynn Neal.
Aurthur reported that Kacey worked at William Morris in the 1990s as an assistant to Tom Illius, one of Bill Cosby's agents; and that Linda Kirkpatrick alleged that Cosby drugged and assaulted her, then apologized the day after -- only to assault her again. "I've told what happened to me to my family and friends over the years, including my children, now grown," Kirkpatrick said, Aurthur reported.
During a Dec. 3 press conference, Allred named Helen Hayes, Beth Ferrier and "Chelan," each of whom alleged that Cosby drugged and then sexually assaulted them. Allred called for Cosby to either waive the statue of limitations preventing the women from pursuing lawsuits against him, or to set aside a $100 million fund for his accusers, while agreeing to let a panel of retired judges adjudicate the claims, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"If Mr. Cosby believes all the women are being untruthful," the L.A. Times reported Allred as saying, "then this is his opportunity to prove it. What could be fairer than that?" Cosby has yet to respond to the offer.
"The three women who are here with me today," Allred said at Wednesday's news conference, as reported by Arthur, "have decided they will not be intimidated by Cosby's money, fame and power."
Cosby is set to perform at the Centre in the Square theater Kitchener, Ontario, Wednesday night. According to The Record, at least 130 protesters are expected.
Gloria Allred: "The three women who are here with me today have decided they will not be intimidated by Cosby's money, fame and power."
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) January 7, 2015