Comedian Chelsea Handler said she fully believes Bill Cosby is “guilty” of assaulting numerous women because she had a weird encounter with the 77-year-old herself.
In the section of the April issue of Esquire where Handler and Nick Offerman appear completely nude to “address the state of relations between men and women,” she tells her story.
Scott Raab, who was conducting the interview, said “poor guy” when a reference to Cosby came up, which caused Handler to clarify that he wad indeed 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, and 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.”
“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. One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something—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 saying, ‘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.'”
“Yeah, so yeah, he’s guilty,” Handler said, and then the interviewer moved on.
Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexual assaulting over 30 women, though he has never been formally charged with any crime. (RELATED: Bill Cosby Makes Rape Joke During Stand-Up)