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Bill Cosby accuser says she receives hate mail from 'diehard fans and rape apologists'

Lili Bernard is campaigning to have the statute of limitations removed from legislation in relation to sex crimes.

Image: Lili Bernard via Twitter

ONE OF THE women who has made rape allegations against Bill Cosby has said she receives hate mail from his fans.

Lili Bernard worked on the Cosby Show and said the comedian treated her like a daughter and “pretended to adore me”.

Cosby has been ordered to trial in Mongomery county over allegations he sexually assaulted another woman, Andrea Constand, after giving her blue pills and wine more than a decade ago. Though a number of other alleged victims have come forward, many of their cases have passed the statute of limitations for sex crimes, including Bernard’s.

She told The Ryan Tubridy show that the actor’s continued denials are “revictimising” and “hurtful”.

It’s like more abuse because when he is denying it, he’s feeding his diehard fans who then send more hate mail. I’m not the only victim of his that receives hateful mail from his fans and from rape apologists.

Bernard said the messages are menacing and sometimes threatening.

The woman also told Tubridy that she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and has “reoccurring night terrors” in which she dreams she is being smothered with a pillow.

Bernard and a number of other women who have accused Cosby of sexual assaults have been campaigning to change legislation in relation to the statute of limitations. The bill would allow sex crimes to be prosecuted no matter how long ago the offence occurred. The women testified recently in front of the Senate and the bill is now going forward to assembly stage.

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