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Chelsea Handler Says She Almost Got 'Cosbyed'

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Comedian Chelsea Handler recently recalled an encounter with Bill Cosby that she believes might have been him trying to 'Cosby' her.In a recent interview with Esquire, Handler turns Cosby's last name into a verb meaning, well, to drug and sexually assault a woman—the thing Cosby's been accused of doing a number of times by over 30 women. Handler said she encountered Cosby in Atlantic City about a decade ago while they were both doing stand-up in the same hotel. She says that one afternoon, a hotel employee informed her that Cosby wanted to meet with her in his hotel suite.

And I said, That's really weird. I don't want to go alone. I go, I don't know him. So the three guys I was with—thank God these guys were with me. One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something—I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would've happened if I went up there alone. And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn't even think of it. Then my friend texted me the other day saying, "Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby's and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?" And I said, Yeah, and he said, "Hello! You could've been one of his victims if we weren't there." And I went, "Oh my gosh …" Yeah, so yeah, he's guilty.

Comedian Hannibal Buress recently said that he's received death threats for calling Cosby a rapist. Cosby, who has consistently denied the deluge of allegations against him, recently appeared in an odd video message. In the video, he wears a pair of pajamas and talks about his upcoming shows to an unknown person on the phone.