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Another Cosby accuser speaks out
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 6/23/2005 | NICOLE WEISENSEE EGAN

Posted on 06/23/2005 6:53:28 PM PDT by wjersey

ON OFFICIAL COURT documents, her name is Jane Doe No. 5.

Now she wants everyone to know her real name.

Beth Ferrier.

And she wants everyone to hear her story about Bill Cosby.

About 21 years ago, after she ended a months-long consensual affair with the entertainer, she says he drugged her when she visited him before a performance in Denver.

"He said, 'Here's your favorite coffee, something I made, to relax you,' " said Ferrier, 46, who at the time worked as a model.

In a telephone interview from her Denver home, Ferrier told how she drank the coffee and soon began to feel woozy. The next thing she knew, several hours had passed, and she had no memory of what happened.

"I woke up and I was in the back of my car all alone," she said. "My clothes were a mess. My bra was undone. My top was untucked. And I'm sitting there going, 'Oh my God. Where am I?' What's going on? I was so out of it. It was just awful."

Security guards approached her car, saying Cosby had told them to get her home, she said.

After gathering her senses, she said she decided to confront Cosby at his hotel.

"You just had too much to drink," she said he told her.

Ferrier has passed a lie-detector test about her claims.

She is one of 12 anonymous "Jane Doe" witnesses in former Temple University women's basketball executive Andrea Constand's civil lawsuit accusing Cosby of drugging and groping her. A 13th woman, California attorney Tamara Green, has already allowed Constand to use her name in the lawsuit.

Joyce Dale, of Media, Delaware County, an attorney and contact for the Jane Does, and Constand's lawyers, Bebe Kivitz and Dolores Troiani, declined to comment. Two of Cosby's lawyers, Andrew Schau and Patrick O'Connor, also declined to comment.

In legal pleadings responding to Constand's lawsuit, Cosby has denied he drugged or sexually assaulted Constand. Montgomery County authorities investigated Constand's claims but declined to file criminal charges against Cosby.

Both sides were in federal court yesterday arguing whether 10 of the Jane Does should be publicly identified. Jane Doe No. 7's attorney withdrew her request for anonymity, although her actual name was not mentioned. Jane Doe No. 5 - Ferrier - has never requested anonymity, although her name hasn't been made public.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno did not issue a ruling.

Ferrier said she told no one about the night in Denver for years. Then in February, she read in the National Enquirer about Constand's allegation that Cosby drugged and groped her at his Montgomery County mansion in January 2004.

"I was like, 'Oh my gosh!' It's just like what happened to me," said Ferrier, who has three children and is going through her second divorce. "That explains it. I've not, all these years, had an explanation."

She called the Enquirer trying to reach Constand. She ended up agreeing to tell her story to the supermarket tab for $7,500, so long as she passed a lie-detector test. She did the interview and passed the lie test.

Her story was never published. Instead, the paper published a front-page interview with Cosby in which he said he wouldn't give in to people who were trying to exploit him because of his celebrity.

Stuart Zakim, an Enquirer spokesman, would not say why Ferrier's interview was never published.

Ferrier said she's aware her personal life may now come under scrutiny. But she said she's willing to take the risk for what she believes is right. She had been working as a special education teacher until an accident disabled her several years ago.

"I want to support Andrea. And I want to support Tamara," Ferrier said. "I want Bill Cosby to know I'm not afraid of him and that what he did to me was wrong."

Ferrier said she was a girl jock growing up. She played basketball, ran track and swam on the swim team in school. She was raised in the Midwest, then moved to Denver when she was about 14. She didn't make it as a high school cheerleader. She investigated modeling but learned that, at 5-feet-11 and 125 pounds, she was a little too pudgy.

At the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, she pursued a degree in special education. As she finished her studies, she again decided to try modeling.

Ferrier said she signed with Steven Vannoy of Vannoy Talent, then Denver's number-two modeling agency, even though he, too, thought she needed to lose weight.

"Beth was exceptional to work with," Vannoy said through his assistant this week.

In May 1982, just as her first big ad campaign was about to launch and not long after she married her college sweetheart, Ferrier was nearly killed in a car wreck.

By the time she emerged from the hospital, her career had taken off. And she'd lost 40 pounds, thanks to severe facial injuries that caused her to lose most of her teeth.

After a couple of years of working for Vannoy, she signed with Denver's top modeling agent, Jo Farrell. She began splitting her time between Chicago and New York.

Sometime in 1984, Farrell sent her to New York with another woman - a modeling agency booker - and a male model, Ferrier said. They were staying in Farrell's apartment in New York, and Farrell had arranged for them to meet with Cosby at his New York brownstone.

"He was going to help us with our careers," she recalled.

Cosby was a warm and gracious host, she said. They all went out to dinner at a restaurant called Mr. Chow. After they returned to Cosby's home, Cosby served coffee. The other woman became ill, Ferrier said, and the male model took her back to Farrell's apartment.

Ferrier said she stayed with Cosby, who assured her the woman would be OK, then began talking to her about her career and asking her about her father, who had died of cancer.

"He just wanted to know everything about me," she said.

She saw Cosby the following day and they began an affair, she said. Soon, she said she fell in love.

About six months into the relationship, he bought her a plane ticket to New York, and they shared a romantic night together, she said. The next morning, he handed her a $100 bill and sent her to the local deli for bagels and cream cheese.

When she returned to his home, laden with bagels, he abruptly told her to pack her bags and move into a nearby hotel, she said. She still has no idea why.

Puzzled and upset, she checked into the hotel, doubting herself for having an extramarital affair.

"What am I doing," she said she thought. "I need to go home. This is not right."

She said she flew back to Chicago without saying goodbye to Cosby.

She said she didn't see him again until a few weeks later, when he called to tell her he was coming to Denver and asked her to see him at the now-defunct nightclub where he was performing. She met him backstage.

That's when he handed her the coffee, which she believes was drugged, she said.

What happened that night has haunted her for 20 years.

"I felt very threatened by him," she said. "He knew everything about me. There wasn't anything to hide about me, but this is a very powerful person that everyone believes, that everyones loves and admires. I did.

"The impact on my life has been monumental," she said. "You can't keep secrets if you're being hurt, if you're being victimized. He made me feel like I'd done something wrong."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bethferrier; billcosby; cosby

1 posted on 06/23/2005 6:53:28 PM PDT by wjersey
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To: wjersey

It's not looking good for Bill - drip,drip,drip....


2 posted on 06/23/2005 6:57:42 PM PDT by wjersey
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To: wjersey
Once Bill spoke the truth about the self destructive state of "modern black" in America, he became an especially juicy target of character assassination till the day he dies. This latest accusation mostly proves it.
IMNSHO
3 posted on 06/23/2005 6:58:24 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: wjersey

Cosby needs to make a statement as follows: "Now I know how Clarence Thomas felt.."


4 posted on 06/23/2005 6:58:33 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: wjersey
"He said, 'Here's your favorite coffee, something I made, to relax you,' " said Ferrier, 46, who at the time worked as a model.

It was a dark and stormy night. He offered me coffee. My favorite kind. "Take it", he said "It's something I made." And then he said something that should have made me suspicious: "It will relax you. Oh, don't worry -- I didn't put powerful drugs in it. Nothing like that. It's just coffee, with a little something ... extra. A little something ... to relax you." And then he laughed in an evil way. Anyway, I drank the coffee, and then next thing I knew ..."

5 posted on 06/23/2005 7:01:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: wjersey
i dunno. 21 years ago--i dunno. i just don't get it. plus they all always say their bras were undone and their clothes mussed. this doesn't make sense to me. if he was going to do something like that, why would he leave them mussed up like that? it's not like he couldn't fasten underwear or anything.

it's like they are groping for additional support for their stories by adding the mussed clothing details. how convincing would it be to say, i drank too much, passed out and woke up later with no memory of what happened? i dunno.

6 posted on 06/23/2005 7:04:06 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: wjersey
She investigated modeling but learned that, at 5-feet-11 and 125 pounds, she was a little too pudgy.

That's because all the men who hire models are homosexual pedophile perverts whose ideal of beauty is a 13-year-old boy.

A woman of that height ought to be at least 15 pounds heavier in my book.

And she'd lost 40 pounds, thanks to severe facial injuries that caused her to lose most of her teeth.

Blech! 5 foot 11, 85 pounds, and no teeth? Sounds like a crack whore.

-ccm

7 posted on 06/23/2005 7:13:06 PM PDT by ccmay (Question Diversity)
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To: wildwood

In our racist society, some people actually think that Mr. Cosby would be capable of actions like those he is accused of by so many, many ladies.


8 posted on 06/23/2005 7:15:18 PM PDT by ReadyNow
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To: ReadyNow
in our opportunistic and litigious society, some people actually think that they are capable of making money off famous and disliked-by-racists-people like mr. cosby.

i'm not saying he didn't do it. all this pouring out at the same time with the same kind of story just smells fishy.

10 posted on 06/23/2005 7:25:27 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: wjersey

Makes you wonder how many more in the leftist stable stay there because of things in the their closets they don't want out. I guess it's OK to do whatever you want, legal or not, if you stay in the fold. If you leave, though, your crimes must be paid for. Nice RAT philosophy.


11 posted on 06/23/2005 7:26:33 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (NEW and IMPROVED: Now with 100% more Tyrannical Tendencies and Dictator Envy!)
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To: xcamel
Next thing some woman who was Cos' neighbor will claim he peeked in her window when he was 9.

Join us on the right Mr. Cosby, you see what your party has become now that their mask is off.

12 posted on 06/23/2005 7:26:54 PM PDT by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: wjersey
How was she "victimized"? She shacked up with Cosby.

What a phony!!

13 posted on 06/23/2005 7:29:14 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL..........excellent!


14 posted on 06/23/2005 7:30:56 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: sinkspur

Our girls gave us front row tickets to see Cosby for my birthday.

It was a GAS.


15 posted on 06/23/2005 7:33:02 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

The timing of all these accusations, after Cosby began his lecturing of black parents, ought to raise an eyebrow or two.


16 posted on 06/23/2005 7:36:31 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: wjersey
I don't know. If these were BJC accusers we would believe them without hesitation. If I had this kind of experience with someone rich and famous I would probably just keep my mouth shut—especially since what I was doing was wrong in the first place. So I don't think I'm ready to dismiss them out of hand. It is believable.

The part that bothers me about this whole thing is this: The community was perfectly willing to cover for the man all these years, until he stepped out of line with their philosophy. Then, rather than addressing his accusations, they turned around and personally destroyed him. That doesn't speak well for either his former supporters, or his current detractors.

For me, that's the issue here. Politics by Blackmail is evil.

17 posted on 06/23/2005 7:36:39 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: sinkspur

Sounds like bullshit.


18 posted on 06/23/2005 7:39:01 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: wildwood
it's not like he couldn't fasten underwear or anything.

I don't know how to fasten women's underwear. Don't know any men who do either.

19 posted on 06/23/2005 7:39:04 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

i guess if you're REALLY stupid, it would be hard to figure out a hook and eye, ESPECIALLY if you meant the chick would figure out what you did if you didn't fasten it.


20 posted on 06/23/2005 7:43:35 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: wjersey

I don't understand. Why would he feel the need to drug her if they'd been having an affair? It's obvious she was willing before, why would he have to resort to subterfuge?


21 posted on 06/23/2005 8:09:35 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: sinkspur

Weird. Why would he drug her after they've already had sex a few times? The story stinks!


22 posted on 06/23/2005 8:11:04 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg
Weird. Why would he drug her after they've already had sex a few times?

Exactly.

And why didn't we hear from any of these twelve women before Cosby went on tour to scold the black community for tolerating ebonics, trash talk, and high drop out rates, to say nothing of drug use and gangsterism?

23 posted on 06/23/2005 8:14:47 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: sinkspur

He wasn't saying anything to upset the applecart.


24 posted on 06/23/2005 8:16:59 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: sinkspur
And why didn't we hear from any of these twelve women before Cosby went on tour to scold the black community for tolerating ebonics, trash talk, and high drop out rates, to say nothing of drug use and gangsterism?

Same reason we didn't hear about Jesse Jackson's love child until just before he decided to stage a protest at President Bush's inaguration.

Not that I support Jesse's protest or accusing President Bush of anything. Just noting the simliarity how the timing was particularly inconvenient for the men in both cases.

25 posted on 06/23/2005 8:19:50 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: wjersey
Slimeball slut claims to have knowingly and willingly had an adulterous affair with a married man to further her "career", but now, decades later, smells some more cash in alleging he slipped her drugs to cop a feel after the breakup. Sorry, my giveadamn is busted.
26 posted on 06/23/2005 8:21:10 PM PDT by sarasmom (Why nuke them when we can MOAB them?)
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To: sarasmom
Slimeball slut claims to have knowingly and willingly had an adulterous affair with a married man to further her "career", but now, decades later, smells some more cash in alleging he slipped her drugs to cop a feel after the breakup. Sorry, my giveadamn is busted.

This tactic seems to be getting quite popular lately. Have an affair with a celebrity and then cry rape.

I wonder if it will prompt celebrity men to be a bit more selective?

27 posted on 06/23/2005 8:26:08 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity
The "tactic" has always been popular.
I have no factual based opinion of Bill Cosby's personal sexual life. I have enjoyed his comedic work for decades.
He might very well be a scumbag.
I find it very odd that a man of his immense fame is only recently being charged with bad moral behavior.
I pay little attention to tabloid type gossip about entertainers, but this kind of reputation destroying allegation seems to be of very recent vintage against Bill Cosby.
It does not smell right.
28 posted on 06/23/2005 9:14:11 PM PDT by sarasmom (Why nuke them when we can MOAB them?)
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To: sarasmom
There's no doubt Cosby has done some philandering in his time. He's admitted to affairs in the past. I would not be surprised if he had a consenual affair with this woman.

Of course, he's not the only one. That doesn't diminish him much in my eyes. Greater men than he have had moral failings in this area.

The question is whether he's guilty of rape or sexual assault. I seriously doubt that. It's just way too easy to have an affair with someone rich and famous and then cry rape, and half the time they'll pay you off just to shut up.

29 posted on 06/23/2005 9:20:12 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: sinkspur

She's about as phony as that family of grifters going after Michael Jackson's fame and fortune.


30 posted on 06/23/2005 10:22:51 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: wjersey
Wolf! Wolf!

"The impact on my life has been monumental," she said. "You can't keep secrets if you're being hurt, if you're being victimized. He made me feel like I'd done something wrong."

Oh, for cryin' out loud. There goes into the dustbin, another myth about the so-called "strong" woman... oh boyo.... When's her book coming out. When's she doing the "talk circuit" on liberal MSM shows? "I am woman, hear me snivel, buy my book and hear me quibble"

31 posted on 06/24/2005 5:12:29 AM PDT by Alia
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To: sauropod

read later


32 posted on 06/24/2005 5:13:49 AM PDT by sauropod (De gustibus non est disputandum)
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To: wjersey

21 years ago? The alleged events could buy their own drinks! If there was a problem, it should have been aired out long before now. Something reeks.


33 posted on 06/24/2005 5:17:52 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: ccmay
Blech! 5 foot 11, 85 pounds, and no teeth? Sounds like a crack whore.

A foot shorter and a flat head, she'd be perfect!
34 posted on 06/24/2005 5:27:45 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: wildwood

It’s coming out all at once because once one person tells their story of victimization, it is much easier for the rest to follow suit. Strength in numbers and all that. Besides she passed a polygraph.


35 posted on 11/20/2014 10:10:06 AM PST by JustJenna
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To: sinkspur

You CAN be raped by someone you dated or are married to, you know.


36 posted on 11/20/2014 10:10:06 AM PST by JustJenna
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To: SuziQ

Because rapists don’t rape for sex, they rape for power. It gives them a thrill to take that power away from the women. It’s the same reason he paid her and kicked her out of the apartment. He wasn’t turned on by the vanilla sex anymore, so he wanted to make her feel used. Which he did. And then he did it again when he raped her.


37 posted on 11/20/2014 10:10:06 AM PST by JustJenna
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To: wjersey

England had their cast of their major celebrity. For years there were whispers but nothing was ever done. It turned out he raped over 500 women and used his celebrity status to cover for it. Search for Jimmy Savile.


38 posted on 11/20/2014 10:35:06 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam should be outlawed and treated as a criminal enterprise!)
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