Newswire: Former film executive also accuses Bill Cosby of rape

In what is a depressing sentence to write, there’s been a brief respite from women accusing Bill Cosby of rape lately. But that interlude ended yesterday with a new article on The Huffington Post written by Cindra Ladd, a philanthropist and former film executive who’s also the wife of Alan Ladd Jr., who served as head of both 20th Century Fox (where he famously shepherded Star Wars) and MGM, while also producing movies such as Braveheart and Gone Baby Gone. In her column, titled “Cosby: Trust Me,” Cindra Ladd details her own story of being drugged and assaulted by Cosby in 1969, when she was just 21 and working for movie producer Ray Stark.

For those who have been keeping up with the Cosby allegations, Ladd’s tale is an unfortunately familiar one: She says she and Cosby began “hanging out” as friends while she was working in …

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