- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Comedian Chelsea Handler has claimed in the newest issue of Esquire that Bill Cosby is “guilty” of the numerous sexual assault allegations against him, because “he tried to Cosby” her once about a decade ago.

“He tried to Cosby me,” Ms. Handler told Esquire’s Nick Offerman. “I was in Atlantic City playing, doing standup, and he was doing standup in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like 3 o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, ‘Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.’”

Ms. Handler said she felt uncomfortable about the request, seeing that she had never before met Mr. Cosby, who is 37 years her senior.

“So the three guys I was with — thank God these guys were with me,” she said. “One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something — I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would’ve happened if I went up there alone.”

Ms. Handler said she had completely forgotten about the incident when numerous women were coming forward to accuse Mr. Cosby of rape.

“Then my friend texted me the other day saying, ‘Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby’s and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?’ And I said, Yeah, and he said, ‘Hello! You could’ve been one of his victims if we weren’t there.’ And I went, ‘Oh my gosh,’” Ms. Handler said.

“So yeah, he’s guilty,” she added.

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