Sunni Welles, an actor and musician who accused Bill Cosby of s.e.xual assault is dead,
She actually died on Monday in Downey, California, after battling lung cancer.
She was 72.
Her son Shaun O’Banion also confirmed the news via Twitter.
In 2015, Welles alleged Cosby s.e.xually assaulted her when she was 17 years old in the Sixties. According to a March 2015 statement she made via her lawyer Gloria Allred, Welles claimed she met Cosby while on set for I Spy and that he later invited her to a jazz club, where she ordered a Coca-Cola.
Welles stated that she didn’t remember leaving the club or driving anywhere. What she remembered next was “waking up n.a.k.e.d in a bed alone in a sparsely furnished apartment” and feeling as if she had had s.e.x.
She alleged that after she called Cosby to ask what occurred, he said that she had drunk champagne and he took her to the apartment to sleep it off. At the time, she said she believed him.
But later knew what happened.