Sidney Poitier may be the latest victim of alleged sexual assault at the hands of fast-fading-icon Bill Cosby (pictured). Poitier has recently come forward to allege that he too was given a spiked cocktail by the comedian back in 1978 on the set of Uptown Saturday Night, and awakened to discover Cosby sucking on his toes.
The Oscar winning actor claims Cosby had offered to get him and a girlfriend of his a round of drinks. After sipping the beverage, the actor alleges he felt groggy and when Richard Pryor, who also starred in the film, took a look at him and saw he was not well, he took him to his trailor to rest in for a while.
Cosby knew the way to the trailer and reportedly offered to take Poitier to it. “That was my buddy so I thought nothing of it,” he said. Poitier soon passed out when he arrived at the trailer.
Poitier continues the story as he was awakened from his drugged stupor:
“I came to and remember seeing a hulking man crouched over me. It was Bill Cosby and he was at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think he bit my toe and that’s what woke me up.
‘I kind of thank God for that because that’s what woke me up and I came to.
‘I was shocked, I said, ‘hey, what’s going on’, he didn’t really say anything, didn’t explain anything or give a reason.
‘He jumped up, pulled his pants back up quickly and left. He had seen that I was alert and bolted out of there. I was left in the room by myself.’
Poitier said he is sure Cosby had been licking his elbows and groping his earlobes as well.
He said: ‘I remember waking up and feeling moist all over, like he had been licking all over me. He wasn’t on my elboes when I woke, but I could feel, you know, the saliva on them and that he’d been licking on me.
‘I felt embarrassed, it was a gross, icky feeling, I felt very violated and humiliated.”
As far as being raped, Poitier does not think the act took place. He does think, however, that he was inappropriately touched all about his body. Poitier also claims to have also seen the then 70-year-old Cosby pleasuring himself, as he was hunched over sucking his toes while he lay in the bed naked and trying to regain consciousness.
Poitier, who has not yet filed a police report, said through his attorney that he plans to meet with LAPD detectives to give a statement this week.