Renita Chaney Hill, a former cast member of “Picture Pages,” a children’s educational program hosted by Bill Cosby in the ’80s, is the latest woman to come forward with sexual abuse allegations against the 77-year-old comedian, Daily Mail reports.
Hill, now a married mother of three living in Pittsburgh, was an aspiring actress and model when, she said,Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her over the course of 4 years and even paid her college tuition.
Now 47 years old, Hill said she was selected when she was a young girl by Cosby to join him on “Picture Pages” after he reached out to her agent and would frequently fly her around the country with her parents’ permission.
At the time, “The Cosby Show” was in full swing and Cosby was reaching the height of his cultural power, and Hill said she didn’t think anyone would believe her. According to her, Cosby would insist that she have an alcoholic beverage even though she was underage and each time she would wake up not remembering what happened past a certain point.
Recalling that he would be kissing her as she blacked out, Hill said that she could remember recoiling from the taste of his cigar.
After Hill told Cosby that she would continue to come see him, but that she would not drink anymore, Cosby allegedly told her that she couldn’t come see him if she didn’t drink. Hill, refusing to be taken advantage of any longer, stopped all contact with Cosby and gave up her dreams of being an actress.
Hill said that she came forward now in solidarity with the other victims because no one should get away with violating other people–regardless of how powerful or beloved they are.
When asked what would she say to Cosby if she saw him today, Hill said simply, “Why…why would you do that to a young girl…he could have had anyone he wanted.”
Hill can be seen in a clip of “Picture Pages” with Cosby above. Camille Cosby can be seen in a clip below.