Boston — A former fashion model and actress is claiming Bill Cosby made sexual advances and lewd gestures towards her on the set of “The Cosby Show.”
Helen Gumpel, formerly known as Helen Selby, claims Cosby had her sit on the couch in his dressing room, where he handed her a drink and proceeded to stand in front of her with his crotch in her face.
Gumpel, who lives in Connecticut with her husband, held a news conference at a downtown Boston hotel Sunday afternoon.
Hours earlier, Cosby abruptly cancelled back-to-back comedy shows at the nearby Wilbur Theater where demonstrators threatened to rally because the 77-year-old entertainer faces sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women.
Cosby told the Boston Globe his decision to cancel was due to the impending “treacherous” weather.
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