November 20th, 2014
08:51 PM ET

Cosby accuser: "I didn't know if he was going to kill me or rape me"

Tamara Green was a 19-year-old model when she met Bill Cosby in Los Angeles.

Her story strikingly familiar to other accusers. She alleges, in the 1970s, she was drugged and assaulted by the man who would become America's favorite TV dad, Dr. Huxtable. Cosby and his attorneys have denied the sexual assault claims – he has never been charged with a crime. Due to a health condition, Green did not want to appear on camera. She joined Erin Burnett by phone.

Here are more details:

Name: Tamara Green

Who was: an aspiring model in her early 20s

When alleged events happened: 1970

At the time, Cosby was: starring on "The Bill Cosby Show." A year later, he would start guesting on the children's program "The Electric Company."

The accusation: Green, who later became an attorney, said she met Cosby at a working lunch with several other people. She was suffering from the flu and Cosby "went into some sort of office area at the back of the restaurant and he produced two capsules in his hand," she told the "Today Show's" Matt Lauer. She took the capsules, which at first made her feel "great" and then left her "almost literally face down on the table of this restaurant."

Cosby took her to her apartment and started "groping me and kissing me and touching me and handling me and you know, taking off my clothes," Green said. After telling Cosby "that if he didn't kill me and he tried to rape me, it was going to go very badly," he left two $100 bills on her coffee table and left.

When Green went public, a lawyer for Cosby told "Today," "Miss Green's allegations are absolutely false. Mr. Cosby does not know the name Tamara Green or (maiden name) Tamara Lucier, and the incident she describes did not happen. The fact that she may have repeated this story to others is not corroboration."

When she went public: 2005

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  1. Roberta Duffey

    I cannot say what Bill Cosby did or didn't do however, I know that the responses these ladies have given for the reason they did not tell on him is not adding up. Bill Cosby is a BLACK MAN,,, I do not care how much money or popular he is.... if this was bought forward he would have been brought down. Why are they trying to break him as an old man and his wife. It is just not fitting.... Did they expect something in return and did not get it.... why break down in tears now like there is no tomorrow.... . Believe the public would have brought him down so fast... It is more too this ....

    December 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Reply
    • Shay

      I know, right? Everybody has a past and many celebrities and athletes may have gotten by with some bad stuff, but I feel the same way you do. There is more to this. These allegations can only remain allegations so what is the point? Who is behind this? There are so many stories coming out that I can't keep them straight. I think one woman said he raped her over a course of several years. (She was not a minor)... Uh.... That's not rape, sugar...

      December 6, 2014 at 8:23 am | Reply
      • Sandy

        Great response, Shay! I agree with what you've pointed out 100%. These women are simply reading what's in the newspapers and jumping on the bandwagon. Any woman can shout "Rape!" after waiting 40 years when all possible evidence & witnesses are long gone. You made a good point about Cosby being a black man accused of raping white victims. Even OJ Simpson's trial was conveniently changed into a racial issue. In the 60's & 70's a black man/comedian/celebrity would never have gotten away with assaulting white women.

        December 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  2. Pat

    Your reporting that at his performance tonight he got a standing ovation from a predominately black female audience. I don't know exactly what to make of that however I find it interesting that most of his victims seem to be white females. Disturbing in many ways.

    November 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • Bsalarm

      Why don't you wait until there is a conviction before you start talking about victims? Several of the claims don't ring true especially the ones who were clearly ambitious seeking advancement. Yes the overall picture implies guilt but let's stick to innocent till proven guilty and who are you to bypass the law?

      December 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply

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