• Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby me’

    Chelsea HandlerWhy does it sometimes seem like almost no one is safe from the claws of the Cosb-er these days? In a new interview with Esquire, cover girl Chelsea Handler (buck-naked, alongside cover boy Nick Offerman, in the mag’s “Women and Men” issue) shared a particularly creepy experience from her past in which she almost became another notch on Bill Cosby’s alleged victim belt. “Not poor guy!” Chelsea rebuked the writer, who referred to Cosby as a “poor guy” while interviewing Handler and Offerman. “[H]e tried to Cosby me.”

    I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, “Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.” So the three guys I was with… 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. And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn’t even think of it. Then my friend texted me the other day saying, “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?” And I said yeah, and he said, “Hello! You could’ve been one of his victims if we weren’t there.”

    It’s a pretty horrifying prospect, and we’re super glad that Chels made it out of there before Cosby had the chance to offer her a beverage.

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    Emma Kat Richardson

    Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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