The growing allegations against Bill Cosby just get worse by the day. A former aspiring actress named Renita Chaney Hill has now been added to a list of more than 16 women who have made claims of sexual misconduct against the disgraced star.
As more and more women continue to come forward, and Cosby's representatives question the alleged victims' stories, Hill was inspired to speak to Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate KDKA about her own experience.
Hill, now 47, told the local news station that she knew Cosby, now 77, when she was just a teenager, working to become an actress and model in the 1980s. She met Cosby in Pittsburgh, getting to know him when he cast her in his beloved educational television show Picture Pages.
"He would fly me to a number of cities," Hill said of trips to Atlanta and New York after her initial casting. "He would be busy during the day, but then he would always have me come to his hotel room at night."
The nights in the hotel rooms are when things took a turn, and Hill, underage at the time, claimed Cosby would always give her drinks. "I always thought it was odd that after I had this drink I would end up in my bed the next morning and I wouldn't remember anything," she alleged.
"One time, I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing and touching me and I remember the taste of his cigar on his breath, and I didn't like it," Hill reported. "I remember another time when I woke up in my bed the next day and he was leaving, he mentioned you should probably lose a little weight. I thought that odd, how would he know that?"
It was during this time that Hill's so-called "father figure" Cosby offered to pay for her college tuition. After knowing him for four years, she cut off contact with him at the age of 19 after becoming uncomfortable with the actor.
"It was just a horrifying feeling thinking that as a part of your dream you felt like this was something you had to endure," she claimed. "And that's why I couldn’t do it anymore, and I just walked away."
Though she kept quiet for years, Hill told KDKA that "enough was enough" and she couldn't stand by as the other women were questioned.
"No one wants to be associated with something like this," she said. "But the bottom line for me is that no one has the right to violate someone else, no matter who they are. I don't care how big they are or how the community sees them, it’s not right."
Cosby's attorney Martin D. Singer, who continues to deny the claims, told CNN on Friday, Nov. 21, "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity."
Watch Hill tell her story here.
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