SVU actress discusses her Bill Cosby experience
Michelle Hurd, the actress best known for her roles on Low & Order: SVU and Gossip Girl, says she was a stand-in on the set of The Cosby Show when Cosby started acting increasingly inappropriate around her, saying, ‘NEVER tell anyone what we [do] together.’
What’s more, she states that at least one person on set woke up at his apartment drugged on one occasion.
‘LOOK, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I can’t believe some of the things I’ve been reading, SO here is MY personal experience,’ she begins.
‘I did stand-in work on The Cosby show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me.’
She goes on to discuss being touched in ways she did not like and being asked to eat lunch with him in his dressing room.
Then, things got to be too much for Hurd.
‘I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened,’ she says.
‘At that point my own red flags went off and I told him, “No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened”.’
That unfortunately was not the case for another actress who Hurd began trading stories with on set.
‘Turns out he was doing the same thing to her, almost by the numbers, BUT, she did go to his house and because I will not name her, and it is her story to tell, all I’ll say is she awoke, after being drugged, vomited, and then Cosby told her there’s a cab waiting for you outside.’
Hurd, who is married to fellow actor Garret Dillahunt and so private that no one even knows their wedding date, then stresses that she has no reason whatsoever to lie about what happened.
Meanwhile, Cosby’s lawyer, Martin Singer, has released a statement calling recent rape allegations ‘increasingly ridiculous’ and ‘completely illogical.’
‘This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards,’ says Singer.
‘Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end?’
He then closes by saying, ‘It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.’
Ten women have come forward in the last month saying they were attacked by Cosby, with Renita Chaney Hill, Louisa Moritz and Andrea Leslie the latest additions.
Four of the women claim they were teenagers at the time.
One of the accusers is supermodel Janice Dickinson, who claims that during a dinner in 1982 the actor gave her a pill and when she woke up he was on top of her.
Another four ladies; Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Tamara Green and Therese Serignese have all shared remarkably similar stories in which they claim to have shared a drink or a pill with Cosby and then woken up after or while they say he was sexually assaulting them.
Also coming forward recently is Carla Ferrigno, wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, who says Cosby tried to sexually assault her during a gathering at his house in 1967.
What’s more, Cosby allegedly tried to use a friend to help court Ferrigno, and allegedly made his move on the former Playboy Bunny just moments after his own wife, Camille, left the room.
When asked to speak about these claims in an AP interview, Cosby said he had ‘no response’ and ‘no comment.’