Lou Ferrigno's Wife Has a Bill Cosby Story Too
Two more women came forward with Bill Cosby stories Thursday, adding to the growing chorus of alleged victims who claim they were drugged or raped by the once-beloved television dad.
One Florida woman, Therese Serignese, told local NBC affiliate WPTV that she met Cosby as a teenager when he approached her in a Las Vegas gift shop and pretended to propose.
"He asked me, 'would you like to come see my show?' Of course I would." said Serignese.
She said she ended up at an after party.
Therese said hours later it was just her and Cosby and that's when she says he offered her some pills.
She said, "I took them, didn't know what they were didn't even ask. I just was intimidated I guess and I took them. Then my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me."
Therese said she didn't know how she got home but remembers telling her mother the next day.
"She just looked at me and said 'maybe he'll take care of you,' " Serignese said.
Serignese told the station she lived in Cosby's hotel room for several weeks until he kicked her out during a pregnancy scare. He eventually sent her $10,000, but she decided to go public with her story in 2005 when she discovered another woman was suing Cosby, alleging a similar attack. The case was ultimately settled out of court and Serignese never got to testify as a witness.
Lou Ferrigno's wife, Carla, also told a disquieting Cosby story Thursday, alleging that Cosby attacked her in 1967 while his wife, Camille, was in the house. She said she ended up at Cosby's home after going on a date with a friend of his.
She and her date and Bill started to play pool and in the middle of the game, she looks up and asked where Camille [Cosby's wife] was.
She's probably gone to bed,' Cosby told her.
'Things are starting to feel odd now. I'm from the South and you always say good night to your guests so I asked, "Why didn't she say goodnight?"'
'He said she was probably tired so I kept watching them play. And then Bill won, so Bill and I played. And pretty soon I noticed that the guy disappeared and I asked where he went,
'He told me 'probably to the bathroom'.
'Things really seemed odder now. We kept playing. Bill beat me. And just as I was ready to put the pool cue down he came forward at me. I thought he was reaching for the pool cue. But he came at me and grabbed me in such a powerful way. Grabbing me.
'He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him so hard.
'And then kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me.
'I was stunned. I was frozen. I took all my body strength and used both of my arms to stop him and push him away from me. He was so forceful.
Ferrigno told the Daily Mail that Cosby offered her multiple drinks but she didn't accept.
"I feel so bad for these women. I was the lucky one," she said Thursday. "I mean 'lucky' in that he didn't harm me. It harmed me emotionally all my life but he didn't physically harm me."
Both women say they have nothing to gain from their stories and only came forward because they were disgusted with Cosby's lack of remorse.
"He changed the course of my life. Instead of empowering me like he says he does to people, he made me a victim. And all my life I've been a victim because of this. And that doesn't go away," Serignese said.
Ferrigno told her interviewer she wants her story to be "one more nail in his coffin."
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