Kathie Lee Gifford: Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Me!

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Television personality Kathie Lee Gifford is the latest to add her name to the long list of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct.

The Today host opened up this morning about a strange encounter with Cosby that took place while she was the opener for his stand-up act in the late 70s:

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"I will admit, toward the very, very end of the last time I saw him, he did try to kiss me," Gifford revealed on her show.

"I said, 'Bill, no, we're friends,' and he said, 'OK, goodnight.'"

Gifford stated that she never witnessed any forceful or violent behavior from Cosby, but she stated that one portion of Beverly Johnson's essay about her encounter with Cosby matched her own experience with the legendary comic:

"Every night we'd come off stage and Bill would be going on stage, and he would have made cappuccinos for all three of us," Gifford said. 

"And I always thought it was such a kindness and so sweet and now you see Beverly Johnson saying he made her a cappuccino."

Johnson stated in her essay that Cosby drugged her beverage as part of an attempt to rape her.

At the time of the alleged encounter with Gifford, Cosby had already been married for over a decade. Camille Cosby defended her husband in a statement released on Monday.

Also on Monday, an unidentified woman came forward and claimed that Cosby drugged her and licked her toes at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

The comedian has yet to respond to the latest round of charges against him.

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