And the list continues to grow. You can add former Hollywood executive Cindra Ladd, who is the wife off Hollywood producer Alan Ladd Jr., to the list of candidates vying for the title of being “Cosbyed.” The Huffington Post published an essay written by Ladd, who alleges that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969 in New York City. Sound familiar? It’s the same year Joan Tarshis claims Cosby assaulted her as well.
In the essay, Ladd says, “I met Bill Cosby while working in New York for the late film producer Ray Stark. I was a 21-year-old single woman in the world’s most exciting city. He was a 32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likable and popular entertainers in the business. He asked for my number and I gave it to him.”
The essay then goes on to state the relationship started out as a platonic one, as Cosby was already married to Camille. Ladd says everything changed one night after giving her a strange pill to help her with a headache. She said Cosby reassured her everything would be fine with taking the pill, asking, “Don’t you trust me?”
Ladd says she got hazy and woke up the next morning nude in his friend’s bed. She said Cosby was wearing a white bathrobe and acting if there was nothing unusual. “It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed.” Ladd says she left the apartment, breaking down in the elevator.
“It never occurred to me to go to the police. It was a different time and ‘date rape was a concept that didn’t exist.”
Ladd says she has kept silent for over 36 years and has no plans to sue. She says she is speaking out in her essay because it’s the right thing to do. Cosby’s attorney has not responded to Ladd’s claim, and Cosby continues to deny the allegations, as he has not been charged with any crime.
And the saga continues…