Carla Ferrigno, wife of The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, has spoken out in an interview, claiming that Bill Cosby attempted to sexually assault her in 1967. She explained that the incident took place at his house and that his wife, Camille Cosby was in the home at that time.
The Carla Ferrigno has been married to ‘The Incredible Hulk’ star Lou Ferrigno since 1980. She is the latest woman to come forward and claim that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her. She joins many others who have come forward both in print and video interviews and recounted alleged incidents. Among them, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
Ferrigno spoke to The Daily Mail in an exclusive interview. She said that she was a teenager, but over the age of 18 at the time of the alleged attack in 1967 and that she was working as a Playboy Bunny in L.A. at the Playboy Club at the time.
She told the UK publication that she had met Bill Cosby through a friend of his who approached her at LAX and asked for her phone number and said he wanted to take her to dinner. She said he called about a week later and that she went to dinner with him. She characterized him as a “very nice man” and noted that after dinner he said to her, “”My close friend is Bill Cosby and I was wondering if you might want to go to his house.”
She agreed to it and they went to Cosby’s house with him and said that his wife was there.
Ferrigno went on to say, “And he was there. Camille. I can’t remember anyone’s name anymore, but I remember hers. I will never forget her.”
She said that they all went out to the movies together and later went back to Cosby’s house where they all played pool.
Ferrigno noted that at one point Camille Cosby was not there and when she asked Cosby where she was, she said he told her she had probably gone to bed. Ferrigno said it struck her as “odd” and she asked why Camille Cosby had not said good night. Cosby told her that she was “probably tired.” Eventually Cosby’s friend also disappeared and when she asked about him, she said Cosby told her he had probably gone to the bathroom.
Ferrigno continued, saying, “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.”
She continued, describing the alleged attack, saying, “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.”
She said, “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.”
She went on explain that there was an awkward verbal exchange, and that she ran away from him. She said, “I saw my friend show up in the hallway, I knew right then, that he knew, he knew why he was bringing me here.” She said that the man took her home and she never saw him again.
Reflecting, Ferrigano said that when she pushed Cosby away “he was staring at me, he was evaluating me.” She also said, “He tried to give me drinks” and that she refused. She said, “I wasn’t one of the vulnerable ones. I wasn’t one of the ones he was going to get.”
She went on to add, “To be set up like this really really made me angry! It was just awful. I was listening to what he did to those other women and I feel blessed.”
Noting that she had never told her husband, Lou Ferrigano, about the incident — and that he didn’t want her to come forward — she explained why she was coming forward now. She said, “I want to address every woman in America to come forward so this sort of thing doesn’t happen again. Any woman who was hurt by this man needs to stand up and speak out against the insanity with the lawyers and the abuse. No more. No more.”
The full interview along with numerous pictures can be seen at The Daily Mail here. A video report is below.
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