Bill Cosby speaks to an audience on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia in 2006, in Washington D.C.
January 7, 2015 7:37 PM EST

Three more women accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault on Wednesday.

Each of the women who appeared at a news conference said they had been drugged by Cosby in the 1980s and 90s, the Los Angeles Times reports. They appeared alongside attorney Gloria Allred, who represents many of the two dozen-plus women who have come forward with similar claims.

Lawyers for embattled comedian have repeatedly denied the allegations that have been publicized in recent months.

The news conference came after Cosby’s former co-star Phylicia Rashad said the claims were part of a conspiracy to tarnish Cosby’s legacy. “Forget these women,” she was quoted as saying, in reference to those who accused him of rape.

[Los Angeles Times]

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