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Bill Cosby Accuser List Grows as 3 More Women Bring Total to Nearly 50

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In this Jan. 17, 2015, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

By    |   Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 10:19 AM

Comedian Bill Cosby has three new accusers who attorney Gloria Allred introduced in a news conference Wednesday at her Los Angeles office, bringing the number of alleged victims to nearly 50.

The women — two actresses and one flight attendant — are the first to make accusations against Cosby since New York magazine last month told the story of nearly three dozen women who claimed the comedian assaulted them over the years. The magazine ran a dramatic cover featuring photos of all the women lined up.

Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, a former actress, said she was introduced to Cosby by her ex-husband, an executive with the William Morris Agency, in 1971. She claims that he forced her to perform oral sex on him, according to USA Today.

Colleen Hughes, a former American Airlines flight attendant, said that she met Cosby on a flight in the early 1970s and accepted a dinner invitation from him, according to USA Today. Hughes alleges that she passed out after accepting champagne from the comedian in a hotel room and later woke up covered in semen.

Actress Eden Tirl said that, around the time she appeared on "The Cosby Show" in 1989, Cosby sexually harassed her, grabbing and hugging her in an overly intimate and intimidating way. She said she never reported the incident because she feared he would ruin her career.

The New York Post's Page Six wrote that Allred represents 21 of the more than 40 women who have publicly accused Cosby of sexually assaulting or harassing them in some way.

The Guardian reported that, while Cosby's representatives have not responded to the latest charges, his attorneys have denied all claims of sexual abuse in the past.

Most recently, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered Cosby to give a sworn deposition in the case involving Judy Huth, who claims that the comedian sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was just 15.

USA Today stated that Allred has also challenged Cosby's new attorney Monique Pressley to a debate, calling her attempts to defend the entertainer in past television interviews "pathetic."

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