The thousands of Bill Cosby fans that are pouring into the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight are being met by protesters, led by attorney Gloria Allred. Also among the protesters, Lili Bernard, who claims to have been sexually assaulted by Cosby during the time in which she had a role on The Cosby Show, which aired on the NBC television network from 1984-1992. According to Bernard, Cosby drugged and raped her. She says it happened in the early 1990s in New Jersey. That state has no statute of limitations on rape. Bernard and Allred want Cosby prosecuted.
More than 40 women have come forward accusing Cosby of assaulting them. Allred represents 17 of those women.