Yet another alleged victim of Bill Cosby has come forward today, breaking her long silence to publicly accuse the comedian of sexual abuse: Donna Motsinger, now 73, one of 12 Jane Does from Andrea Constand's 2005 civil case.
"I feel guilty not telling my story," Motsinger told the New York Post. "I'm a coward over here. Those women are brave. It's the least I can do. I want to tell people so [the victims] can't be bullied, so they can't be discredited."
Motsinger alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1971 in Sausalito, California, where she was employed as a jazz club waitress.
She also claims to have been Jane Doe No. 8 in former Temple University athletics director Andrea Constand's 2005 civil suit against Cosby. However, that case was settled out of court the following year, and none of the 12 Jane Does testified. Several, however, have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault publicly in recent weeks.
Cosby attorney Martin Singer, meanwhile, continues to deny any claims, telling CNN last Friday that women accounting events "they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity."
Cosby, for his part, has said that "a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," despite the claims against him being repeated and detailed.