Bill Cosby topless protester identified as Nicolle Rochelle, who appeared on 'The Cosby Show'

Bill Cosby might have recognized the protester. On Monday, 39-year-old actress Nicolle Rochelle charged toward the disgraced comedian topless with the words “Women’s Lives Matter” painted on her body. She also had names of some of Cosby’s alleged victims written across her chest.

According to Rochelle’s IMDb listing, she appeared on four episodes of The Cosby Show from 1990 to 1992. She would have been around age 11 or 12 during her first appearance. Rochelle was arrested after rushing through a barricade and charged with disorderly conduct for entering the restricted area. She will face a fine if convicted.

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NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 9: Bill Cosby (L) arrives as a topless protestor wearing body paint is arrested by police officers at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the first day of his sexual assault retrial on April 9, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 9: Bill Cosby (L) arrives as a topless protestor wearing body paint is arrested by police officers at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the first day of his sexual assault retrial on April 9, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 9: Bill Cosby (L) arrives as a topless protestor wearing body paint is arrested by police officers at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the first day of his sexual assault retrial on April 9, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Protesters shout as comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the first day of his second trial for sexual assault at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on April 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the first day of his second trial for sexual assault at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on April 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
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“The main goal was to make Cosby uncomfortable because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women and to show him that the body can be aggressive and empowered,” she said afterward, according to the Associated Press.

Rochelle reportedly noted that she didn’t have any bad experiences with Cosby when she was on the show, nor did she intend to physically hurt him. The actress, who has also appeared on Law & Order and Chapelle’s Show, is a member of the European feminist group Femen, which is known for staging topless protests around the world. Cosby’s spokesperson has asked for increased security.

Nicolle Rochelle (left) on The Cosby Show(Photo: NBC)

Cosby, 80, is on trial in Pennsylvania for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. The actor pleaded not guilty to the charges against him before his first trial last year. In June 2017, a judge declared a mistrial after jurors were deadlocked following five days of deliberations.

Janice Dickinson is one of five women who will be testifying against Cosby during the retrial. The model is one of more than 50 women who have come forward to accuse the Cosby Show star of allegedly drugging and/or raping them. Cosby has denied all allegations.

Opening statements were set to begin Monday. However, a judge is holding a closed-door hearing on whether one of the 12 jurors selected last week made a statement saying Cosby was guilty.

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NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 6: Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom for the trial of actor Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 6, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Constand, a former Temple University employee, alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 79-year-old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images)
NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 6: Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom for the trial of actor Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 6, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Constand, a former Temple University employee, alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 79-year-old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images)
NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 6: Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom for the trial of actor Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 6, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Constand, a former Temple University employee, alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 79-year-old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 30: Andrea Constand walks her dogs through a park near the Trinity Community Recreation Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Constand, accused Cosby of sexual assault in 2005, a year after the incident allegedly occurred at the comedian's home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (Todd Korol/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 30: Andrea Constand walks her dogs through a park near the Trinity Community Recreation Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Constand, accused Cosby of sexual assault in 2005, a year after the incident allegedly occurred at the comedian's home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (Todd Korol/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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