News Playboy bunny on New York Magazine cover said Cosby raped her in Chicago

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  1. dawg

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    I haven’t post on this subject very much. My question is, how did this stay hidden for so long? Why didn't one of the girls speak up 30 years ago? How did cosby continue comedy as though nothing happened? If i was committing these crimes i would be a nervous wreck barely able to function.

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    The "unwelcome sisterhood" featured on Monday's New York Magazine cover of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual abuse includes a former Playboy bunny who said Cosby raped her at a Chicago hotel.

    Patricia "P.J." Masten, 65, of New Jersey, worked in Chicago for three years starting in 1979, she said on the phone Monday.

    As a "bunny mother," she said she was in charge of hiring, training and scheduling the bunnies who were cocktail waitresses at the Playboy Club along North Michigan Avenue.

    "I loved it. It was the best 10 years of my life," Masten said, "because of the camaraderie of all the bunnies. All of the celebrities we met. It was like going to a party every single day."

    It was at the Chicago club at Michigan and Walton Street that a photo of Masten and Cosby was taken the day before he raped her, she said. By that time, she had known him for five years as she had worked in clubs in Los Angeles and New Jersey.

    "All the bunnies would see him. He was always entertaining us," Masten said. "We never felt threatened by him."

    The two went to lunch one day in 1979 at a hot dog shop called Banquet on a Bun, she said.

    Cosby called her the next day, Masten said, and asked her to dinner at the Whitehall Hotel in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. She said she walked into a hotel room to find four men beside Cosby, drinking, watching sports and smoking cigars, and Cosby asked her if she wanted a drink.

    "I really wasn't much of a drinker, so I said I'd have a Grand Marnier," Masten said.

    He called a bellman to get a bottle and mixed the drink behind her, she said, before giving it to her.

    "That's the last thing I remember until 4 a.m. when I woke up and was pretty bruised and pretty battered and naked in the bed, and he was next to me naked," Masten said. "I slithered out of the bed. I got my clothes and went downstairs and got into a cab."

    Masten said she "was freaking out" but took a shower and went to work.

    Later that day, she said, Cosby called her, asked why she left and then said that he was sending something to her. Four hours later, a 4-foot ficus tree arrived at the office with a note that said "You have to groom this tree like you groom our friendship," she recalled. He called later and proceeded to give very detailed instructions on how to care for the tree.

    "It was very strange," she said. "I hung up the phone, and I threw the plant away."

    He kept calling, she said, first to try to go out with her again and then to ask her to pass on messages to at least two dozen other bunnies at the Chicago club.

    "I said I wouldn't pass the phone, and I ripped up every single message," Masten said. "All I know is that I saved those women from the same fate I dealt with, and I'm happy about that. I'm proud of that."

    When she told her supervisor later that day, she recalled that her supervisor told her not to tell anyone.

    "She told me, 'Well, you know that's Hugh Hefner's best friend, right?' " Masten said. "I said, 'He raped me.' She said, 'Nobody's going to believe you. I suggest you shut your mouth.' And that's what I did for 30-something years."

    Masten said she has undergone years of therapy, struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and attempted a suicide.

    "It shatters your life. ... When a person is raped, it's not your body that's raped but your spirit and your soul is raped, and it's diminished," Masten said. "You never get it back. It's gone forever."

    Vindication and validation came, she said, when outcry grew against Cosby after comedian Hannibal Buress mocked Cosby's self-righteous persona in an October standup show. Masten was finally motivated to come out herself, she said, when accuser Judy Huth recently sued Cosby, alleging he molested her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15.

    "When you let that secret out you start to feel that hole inside of you starting to heal," Masten said. "He will be known as the most prolific serial rapist in the history of the United States of America ... and he needs to be held accountable to all the damage that he has done to so many women."

    Martin Singer, Cosby's attorney, did not immediately return a request for comment, but he has denied some of the recent allegations.

    Masten was a surprise witness at the 1997 trial against sportscaster Marv Albert, according to a report by The Associated Press in December, when Masten first told her story to CNN. Albert pleaded guilty to assault and battery the day after her testimony, the AP reported, although he maintained after the trial that Masten's accusations were a "complete fabrication."

    Since she came out with her story, Masten said, several former Playboy bunnies have privately messaged her on Facebook, telling her their stories about Cosby's abuse. The weekend of the New York Magazine shoot, she said, was a great experience.

    "We laughed. We cried. We ate. We danced," Masten said. "We supported one another."
     
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    It's amazing how Cosby went from beloved comedian to super villain so fast. Back in the day, if anyone accused him of rape, it wouldn't have been taken seriously.
     
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    He has how many accusers? He still sits at home free? How does that work?
     
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    In this clip Robert and Bill try to buy some "Ludes" down in Mexico.

     
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    Statute of limitations.

    He can't be arrested and charged any longer but, I think people can bring civil charges which, many of them have.
     
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    scumbag fucking shit cunt
     
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    I think the women were really afraid to speak up because of his fame and power. Fear of humiliation and backlash. As far as his being able to function....he's a psychopath. You would be a nervous wreck and barely able to function because it's not in your nature to do these things.
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    Billy Cosby to $ammy Davis. How do you land all those white women in bed? Playboy After Dark 1968

     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    This would make an even 40 now wouldn't it?
     
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    hmmm how soon before the buchwald machine drags Beff O's name into the cosby saga as a way to get funds for Bianca's Bullshit animal shelter?

    #IwasCosbyraped#MyPurpose#
     
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    What amazing is that it was Hannibal Buress who really got the ball rolling - and he's not even that funny (he's serviceable on Broad City).
     
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    Louisa Moritz
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    Actress Louisa Moritz, Bill Cosby accuser, seen at the 2011 Autograph Show (Splash Photo)

    Moritz, 68, recently told The New York Daily News that Cosby forced his penis into her mouth in the dressing room and then threatened her backstage at the Johnny Carson-hosted talk show, which was then based in New York City.
     
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    I just don't understand why they are all coming out now. I think it lessens the credibility of some of them.
     
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    Chain reaction from the first one. I for one, believe all of them. The only one I would doubt is Janice Dickinson because she's a crazy attention whore.
     
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    She's the one I believe. She has that weird picture of them the night of.
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    With all those nogs at the mansion I bet that the next day the house staff realized half the silverware was missing..
     
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    I wonder how many he actually has raped? it has to be in the 1,00's I'm thinking hell 30 or 40 years of it.