Bill Cosby's traveling circus to make stop in Florida as ANOTHER sex assault accusation is made



By RYAN GORMAN

The Bill Cosby comedy empire is crumbling, and it looks like Florida might be the beleaguered comedian's last stand.

Cosby's management team said Friday his scheduled show in Melbourne, Florida, will go on. The announcement came as other venues scrambled to cancel shows after yet another woman stepped forward to claim Cosby drugged and assaulted her.

Shows in Las Vegas, Arizona and Illinois have been cancelled, but Friday night's show at the King Center for the Performing Arts will go on.

Renita Chaney Hill, 47, told KDKA that she was only 15-years-old when she met Cosby back in the 1980s. An aspiring model and actress at the time, she claims to have been star struck by the legendary comedian.

The Cos was in Steel City seeking recruits for the "Picture Pages" educational segments that aired on television back then, according to Hill.

"Promises of bright lights and fame. That's where I thought I was headed, that's what everyone who knew me thought I was headed," Hill told the station.

Hill began appearing in Cosby's videos, and soon after, found herself in his hotel room where she was drugged and likely assaulted, she recalled.

Cosby, now 77-years-old, flew her around the country to meet him in his hotel room at night, she said.

"One time, I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing and touching me and I remember the taste of his cigar on his breath, and I didn't like it," Hill said.

"I remember another time when I woke up in my bed the next day and he was leaving, he mentioned you should probably lose a little weight. I thought that odd, how would he know that?"

The then-underage teen remembers feeling confused about blacking out and waking up in her bed. She is not sure she was raped because she was always unconscious.

"It just felt weird to me, and I remember being in high school saying to him, 'I'll come see you, but I don't want to drink because it makes me feel funny,'" Hill continued. "And he would tell me that if I didn't drink, I couldn't come see him."

At 19, she cut off all communications with Cosby.

This is the latest in a tsunami of sex assault allegations to hit the showbiz legend in recent weeks, all sparked by an October appearance by comedian Hannibal Buress, in Cosby's hometown Philadelphia, in which Buress brought the star's sordid past back in to the limelight.

"You're a rapist," Buress said of Cosby.

More than a dozen women have since come forward with details supporting Buress' claim.

Cosby has repeatedly denied the accusations through lawyers and spokespersons. He also had a bizarre, rambling exchange with an AP reporter who nervously stood his ground when the comedian appeared to threaten his career if the footage was made public.

The embattled septuagenarian has since seen an NBC project scuttled, a Netflix special postponed and sold-out shows around the country being cancelled.

The three latest dominoes to fall are a show at an Arizona casino; another at Treasure Island, in Las Vegas; and a third scheduled for April at the Virginia Theater, in Champaign.

Cosby was, until recently, one of the country's most beloved performers, an unstoppable juggernaut.

His legacy is now disappearing faster than a Jell-O pudding pop on a hot summer day.

November 21, 2014, at the King Performing Arts Center: Remember the date and location – it may be Cosby's last stand.

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