- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Carla Ferrigno, the wife of Lou Ferrigno — who played “The Incredible Hulk” on TV — said Bill Cosby tried to sexually assault her at a party when she was in her teen years. And her claim comes on the heels of one from another woman, Therese Serignese, who said the now-beleaguered actor once gave her pills and raped her.

Ms. Serignese of Boca Raton, Florida, is the fourth woman to come forward in recent days to accuse Mr. Cosby of rape, the Daily Mail reported. She said she was 19 when Mr. Cosby gave her pills at a Las Vegas show — and that she later awoke to find him having sex with her, the Daily Mail reported.

“I took them, didn’t know what they were — didn’t even ask,” she said, of the pills she was handed at the Hilton in Las Vegas in 1976, after meeting Mr. Cosby and being invited to his show’s after party, the Daily Mail said. “I just was intimidated I guess, and I took them. Then my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me.”

Ms. Serignese was actually Jane Doe 10 of 13 in a civil suit that was brought against Mr. Cosby by Andrea Constand. The case was settled out of court.

But now, Ms. Ferrigno said she was very nearly sexually assaulted by Mr. Cosby at a party in 1967. On the “John and Ken Show,” Ms. Ferrigno said Mr. Cosby grabbed her and forcibly kissed her — and that at the time, she was just a teenager and his wife was in the home.

“I feel so bad for these women,” she said, of the other alleged victims, the Daily Mail reported. “I was the lucky one … in that he didn’t harm me. It harmed me emotionally all my life, but he didn’t physically harm me.”


• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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