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The woman, identified as Nicolle Rochelle, reportedly ran into a crowd of bystanders outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and jumped a barricade as Cosby walked into the courthouse. The names of women who have accused Cosby of assault were written on her torso, as was Femen, the activist group, which gave her a nod on Twitter.
Rochelle was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney. According to the Associated Press, after her release, she said: “The main goal was to make Cosby uncomfortable because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women and to show him that the body can be aggressive and empowered.”
#FEMEN activist faced Bill Cosby as he walked into a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday for the start of his sexual assault retrial. Her body was covered with the names of the victims. We demand to convict #Cosby the Rapist! #BillCosby #BillCosby #metoo #timesup #femen pic.twitter.com/TAFDxbADVT— FEMEN (@FEMEN_Movement) April 9, 2018
FEMEN -vs- Bill Cosby!— FEMEN Turkey (@FEMEN_Turkey) April 9, 2018
Az önce bir FEMEN aktivisti, cinsel saldırı suçundan yargılanan ünlü komedyen Bill Cosby’le yüzleşti: Kadınların Yaşamları Değerlidir! #FEMEN #TimesUp #MeToo pic.twitter.com/2lM93eS13F
Rochelle, who also goes by the stage name Nicole Leach, appeared in four episodes of The Cosby Show in the early ’90s. She posted a photo to Facebook on Monday, reportedly in front of the house where the show was filmed. She has not publicly accused Cosby of assault.
In honor of the first day of the Bill Cosby retrial, I went by the address where they filmed The Cosby Show exterior in New York City...LET'S HOPE JUSTICE WILL FINALLY BE SERVED !Posted by Nicolle Rochelle on Monday, April 9, 2018
Another woman who starred on the show in the early ’90s, Lili Bernard, was also in attendance on Monday. In 2015, she accused Cosby of drugging and raping her when he was mentoring her for a starring role on the show.
Vanguard survivor sisters on the Montgomery County, PA Courthouse steps in support of our six survivor sisters of the avant-garde about to face the two-faced beast known as Bill Cosby, the Serial Drugging Rapist who Duped the World. #convictcosby #justiceforsurvivors #consentis #metoo #timesup #silentnomore #feminism #eranow #standwithdre
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Cosby’s 2017 sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial. As this retrial is happening in the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up, the prosecution is hoping for a different outcome; potential jurors were even reportedly asked what they thought of the #MeToo movement. The judge has allowed five additional women to testify in the retrial, instead of the previous trial’s two. Cosby has been accused of assault by more than 50 women.
H/T the Cut
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.