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3 More Women Bring Charges Against Cosby

Three more women came forward Wednesday to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them decades ago. Gloria Allred, the lawyer who represents 21 of the more than 40 women who allege similar abuse by the embattled comedian, introduced Colleen Hughes, Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, and Eden Tirl at a press conference. Hughes, a former American Airlines flight attendant, said she lost consciousness for a few hours after drinking Champagne with Cosby at her hotel during the early 1970s. Ridgeway Whitedeer said the 78-year-old forced her into a sex act in 1971 after she met him for an interview on a movie set, while Tirl said he sexually harassed her on the set of The Cosby Show in 1989. A criminal investigation by Los Angeles police is underway regarding a complaint brought against Cosby, but the TV star has never been charged.