Why A Former ‘Cosby Show’ Guest Went Topless At Cosby Trial

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Actress Nicolle Rochelle said she went topless at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial Monday in hopes of making him “uncomfortable,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

The 38-year-old actress, who appeared on several episodes of the hit 80s “Cosby Show,” said that she had no plans of causing harm to the comedian, but just wanted to make him aware of her.

“I wanted him to feel my presence and to feel uncomfortable,” Rochelle explained.


The actress said despite the fact that Cosby never made her feel uncomfortable or acted inappropriately towards her on set, she was “horrified” by the accusations and showed up to show her support to the Cosby’s other accusers.

Rochelle charged at the 80-year-old comedian as he and his attorneys attempted to enter the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on the first day of the sexual assault retrial.

She was topless and the words “Women’s Lives Matter” was written in red paint across her body, along with the names of other woman who have accused the actor of sexual misconduct. She climbed over a barricade and leaped out at the actor before cops wrangled her to the ground. She was later charged with disorderly conduct.

Cosby faces charges for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in Philadelphia in 2004.

Last week, the jury panel was selected, with five woman and seven men (10 whites, 2 blacks) seated to determine Cosby’s fate. The trial last year ended in a mistrial, after the jury remained deadlocked following six days of deliberation.