With more women coming forward with allegations of sexual assault from comedian Bill Cosby, the story just continues to reveal more and more details.
On Tuesday’s episode of The Today Show, Kathie Lee Gifford revealed some interesting information about an encounter she had with the comedy legend.
“I, along with so many Americans and people around the world, don’t want these [accusations] to be true,” Gifford said this morning.” Gifford said. “I will admit towards the very, very end of the last time I saw him, he did try to kiss me.”
The 61-year-old added:
“I said, ‘No, Bill, no, we’re friends,’ and he said, ‘OK, good night,’ and I said, ‘Good night,’ and I went into my room, and he went into his room. I’m not saying these women’s allegations are not true,” Gifford continued. “From my own personal experiences, it didn’t happen.”
On Friday, legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson revealed that in the 1970’s, Cosby drugged her and attempted to assault her. Gifford gave her opinion on Johnson’s allegations.
“In the two years I saw a steady parade of all kinds of people going in and out of his house and his dressing room, but Bill was good to people, very generous to people,” Gifford told People last month. I personally never saw him treat a woman the way it’s been alleged, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen—I never saw it.”
Mr. Cosby has kept his silence about every allegation that has been made against him. His wife, Camille Cosby, made a statement yesterday on his behalf.
“I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew,” Cosby said.
“A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.”