Chelsea Handler Claims Cosby Tried to ‘Cosby’ Her

Chelsea Handler. Photo: E! Entertainment

In an Esquire interview, Chelsea Handler revealed that Bill Cosby might have had plans to "Cosby" her, as she put it. Handler said that roughly a decade ago, the two were doing stand-up in Atlantic City and were staying at the same hotel. During some down time, Cosby asked one of the hospitality staffers to fetch her because the now-embattled comedian wanted to meet with her in his suite. "I said, That's really weird. 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 ... 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," she recalled.

One of her friends who was with her at the time texted her recently: "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? ... Hello! You could've been one of his victims if we weren't there." Although Handler didn't shed any light on what this meeting was actually like, she used Cosby's name as a verb and told Esquire that because of the interaction, she believes it's pretty obvious he's guilty.