Chelsea Handler claims in a new interview with Esquire that Bill Cosby reached out to her 10 years ago with an invitation that now sounds awfully like ...
Well, like what Bill Cosby is accused of creepily doing to dozens of women.
Handler believes Cosby is “guilty” of sexually assaulting the numerous women claiming as much, because she had a weird encounter with him too.
In Esquire's cover story (she and Nick Offerman are nude on the cover to “address the state of relations between men and women,” FYI) she explains.
Scott Raab, who was doing the interview, said “poor guy” when a reference to Cosby came up. Handler then expounded upon why Bill is not a “poor guy.”
“I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel," Handler, 40, recalled of Cosby, now 77.
"At like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, ‘Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.’"
"And I thought, That’s really weird. This was like ten years ago.”
Handler brought friends, which in retrospect, she thinks may have saved her from being another one of Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victims.
“I don’t want to go alone. I go, I don’t know him. So the three guys I was with - thank God these guys were with me," Handler says, looking back on it.
"I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would’ve happened if I went up there alone."
"And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn’t even think of it. Then my friend texted me the other day."
"'Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby’s and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?’"
"And I said, Yeah, and he said, ‘Hello! You could’ve been one of his victims if we weren’t there,’" Handler says, adding, "Yeah, so yeah, he’s guilty."
We weren't there for any of the incidents, and he has not been charged with any crime (we have to say that), but we're not calling Chelsea a liar.