Yesterday, actress Barbara Bowman joined CNN's Don Lemon to further discuss her allegations that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, a day after the publication of her essay detailing the same in the Washington Post.
"When things started to happen with him, I couldn't go to my agent," Bowman told Lemon. "I was terrified of her, I was terrified of him."
Bowman maintains that the comedian drugged and raped her on several occasions in the '80s. She is one of more than a dozen women who allege similar assaults and has been discussing her experience publicly since around 2004. Cosby has never been charged in any of the cases, and he has continually denied the allegations,
"A friend brought me to an attorney in 1989 — he laughed me out of the office," she said. "At that point, nobody would believe me. He was Dr. Huxtable, he was America's dad. Everybody loved him. I loved him. I wanted him to be my dad."
In her Washington Post essay, Bowman advocates for the reform of statute of limitations laws and a shift away from victim blaming.
Watch a segment from Bowman's CNN interview below: