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Cosby rape survivor shares her story and the powerful message she has for all women

AUSTIN, Texas — Survivors, investigators, prosecutors, defense attorneys, advocates and hundreds of others gathered for CrimeCon over the weekend in Austin.

Tamara Green is the first person I’d like you to meet. She was one of the first women raped by Bill Cosby in the 1970s when she was around 20-years-old living in Hollywood. She worked in the entertainment industry, and Cosby asked her to help him raise money to open a private club.

During our interview, Green described feeling sick one day and calling Cosby to say she could not make it in to work. He persuaded her to come to the restaurant and gave her over-the-counter cold medication. But the pills made her feel worse so Cosby offered to take her home. That’s where she says he raped her.

Green came forward in 2005 and is one of more than 62 women who has accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison and designated a sexually violent predator on Sept. 25, 2018.

Watch our entire interview with Green in the video player above and hear her emotional message for all women who could become victims of sexual assault.


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