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Bill Cosby accuser from 2005 lawsuit comes forward

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A woman named Patricia came forward claiming Bill Cosby drugged her in 1978, BuzzFeed reports. She is one of multiple women who have come forward in recent months alleging the comedian drugged and/or sexually assaulted them.

Patricia, who spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed about the encounter, was 22 when it allegedly happened. “I felt alarm bells go off because it did feel intimate, but I was trying to be so grown up and mature,” she said. She says she “started to feel weird from the drink” she says he mixed her and from then on, doesn’t “remember much.”

Patricia says she saw Cosby again two years later in 1980, but he “refused to talk to Patricia unless she agreed to take some pills he offered her that he said would ‘relax her,’” BuzzFeed reports. The next morning, she claims she woke up naked. “I was very sick and knew that someone had penetrated me,” she said. “Finally, I realized what was happening.”

Patricia was included as one of 13 anonymous women named in Andrea Constand’s 2005 lawsuit against Cosby who claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted her. He settled the suit out of court in 2006.

Cosby’s attorney Martin Singer did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. Read the full story over at BuzzFeed.