Bill Cosby: Accused of Rape By Wife of Famed Producer Alan Ladd Jr.

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Another woman has come forward with a claim that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her.

Cindra Ladd - the wife of famed film producer Alan Ladd, Jr. - shared her story in an essay that was published on Huffington Post earlier today.

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In the piece - entitled, Bill Cosby: Trust Me - Ladd opens up about the time she spent with Cosby in the late '60s, and an incident that bears several similarities to the accounts of other accusers.

Ladd says she was 21, single, and working for late film producer Ray Stark when she was first befriended by Cosby. Though he was 32 and already married, she says they immediately began spending a lot of time together.

Ladd claims that Cosby invited her to see a movie one night, but she was suffering from an intense headache. Like so many accusers before her Ladd says Cosby offered her a pill and insisted that she take it:

"He told me he had a miracle cure his doctor had given him that would take care of the headache," Ladd writes. "I asked a couple of times what it was. Each time he reassured me, asking, 'Don't you trust me?'"

Ladd says she doesn't remember the rest of the evening, but does recall waking up the next morning in an apartment owned by one Cosby's friends.

"It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me," Ladd writes. "I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further."

Ladd says she didn't go to the police because "it was a different time and 'date rape' was a concept that didn't exist."

She says she didn't tell anyone about the incident for 36 years, and only spoke about it with her husband after another woman came forward with similar accusations against Cosby several years ago.

Ladd writes that she is coming forward now because "the truth deserves to be known."

Cindra Ladd's story is similar in several ways to the accounts of Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson

All three women say that Cosby preyed upon their youth and naivete, and used his fame and influence to gain their trust.

Cosby has denied the accusations through his lawyer. He refuses to address the scandal publicly, but he plans to complete his current US comedy tour. 

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