‘The Incredible Hulk’ star Lou Ferrigno’s wife Carla opened up about her experience with the Bill Cosby, revealing he sexually assaulted her back in 1967.
“What happened is I was Kentucky on vacation to see my family. I got back to LAX [airport] and this man maybe 30s, he came over to me and said he would love to have my phone number and take me to dinner sometime. I was used to that. So I said ok. He called me about a week later and we went to dinner. We had a very nice time. Very nice man. And then he said to me after dinner, “My close friend is Bill Cosby and I was wondering if you might want to go to his house.”
I said, ‘sure,’ so I went over there with him. His wife was there. And he was there. Camille. I can’t remember anyone’s name anymore, but I remember hers. I will never forget her. We were there not even 10 minutes there and Bill suggested we go the movies. He talked to me a lot at the movies. I was uncomfortable with that because his wife was there. But he was funny. He was fun.
So it was suggested we go back to his house to play some pool. And I loved that idea. I was the pool bunny at the Playboy Club. I was very good at pool. I grew up with my mom in a bar that she owned so I was playing pool at seven. I was pretty good.”
Shortly after she started playing pool with Bill and her date, she noticed that Camille was gone from the room in the middle of the game.
She reportedly asked Bill about his wife at the time. He assured her she went to bed.
“She’s probably gone to bed. Things are starting to feel odd now. I’m from the South and you always say good night to your guests so I asked, ‘Why didn’t she say goodnight?’ He said she was probably tired so I kept watching them play. And then Bill won, so Bill and I played. And pretty soon I noticed that the guy disappeared and I asked where he went, he told me, ‘probably to the bathroom’.
‘Things really seemed odder now. We kept playing. Bill beat me. And just as I was ready to put the pool cue down he came forward at me. I thought he was reaching for the pool cue. But he came at me and grabbed me in such a powerful way. Grabbing me. He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him so hard.
And then kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me. I was stunned. I was frozen. I took all my body strength and used both of my arms to stop him and push him away from me. He was so forceful.
And I said, ‘What are you doing?’ He just looked at me. He said, ‘What’s your problem?’ And I didn’t know what to say. I said, ‘I’ve never been kissed by a black man before.’ And he said, ‘How was it?’ And I said, ‘Just the same.’