*Chelsea Handler had to be reminded of an experience she had with Bill Cosby nearly a decade ago in New Jersey, where she says, “He tried to Cosby me.”
“I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, ‘Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite’,” she told Esquire, in which she was being interviewed alongside Nick Offerman. “And I thought, ‘That’s really weird.’ This was like ten years ago. And I said, ‘That’s really weird. I don’t want to go alone.’ I go, ‘I don’t know him.'”
From there Handler recalled how she decided to invite her friends along for the meeting.
“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,” she said.
“And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out,” she continued. “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.”