"I was studying acting when my agent told me Mr Cosby was scouting for young talent and that I'd have a shot to be groomed by him personally. I was eager to please. This could be my big break.After that, Bowman maintains that Cosby made it a point to meet with her whenever he was in Denver, where she was raised from age nine, and flew her and family members around the country, including to New York City to see Broadway shows. But according to her, he was less interested in helping her achieve her acting dreams than in hotel room rendezvous and other encounters that she characterizes as sexually and emotionally abusive.
"The first thing Mr. Cosby said when he met me in the conference room was, "I want you to go in the bathroom and wet your hair...then sit in this chair, shut your eyes and do an improvisation exercise with me.""He wanted me to act completely drunk, wasted, while he stood behind me and stroked my neck and upper chest. He didn't touch me beyond that, on that day, but that's where it certainly started."
One time, she tells the paper, she's sure she was given a drugged glass of wine and fears she was sexually assaulted while incapacitated; on another occasion, she says Cosby threw her down on a bed and seemed ready to rape her, only to stop in the face of her continual screaming.
Cosby has consistently denied sexual abuse accusations leveled against himToday, Bowman is an artist living in Scottsdale, Arizona. But her allegations have made headlines across the globe even as they've shone a light on a long-defunct nightspot that was once the height of Denver glamour.
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