November 17th, 2014
09:56 PM ET

Hatchett: Bill Cosby has to do some 'soul-searching' in dealing with rape allegations

Allegations that Comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a number of women earlier in his career have resurfaced with a vengeance as another woman speaks out.

A former actress and publicist, Joan Tarshis, tells Hollywood Elsewhere, the TV icon raped her twice when she was 19.

Her story is strikingly similar to Barbara Bowman, who spoke to CNN last week about what Cosby allegedly did to her.

Bowman claims she was drugged, then raped, though she said she never saw drugs.

"I woke up out of a very confused state not in my clothes," she said.

Cosby appeared this weekend before a sold out crowd in Pennsylvania but declined to answer questions about the resurfacing allegations during an NPR interview.

Cosby's attorney John P. Schmitt released a statement Sunday saying, "Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment."

OutFront, Civil attorney and Judge Glenda Hatchett.

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