Nicolle Rochelle: Topless Cosby Protester Arrested, Used To Be Actress On The Cosby Show [PHOTOS]

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Bill Cosby is photographed arriving at Norristown Pensivanya court this morning facing sexual assault on woman where his trial begins today and some protesters getting arrested

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A topless protester who charged at Bill Cosby as he arrived at his sexual-assault retrial Monday morning has been identified as Nicolle Rochelle, a 39-year-old actress who appeared in four episodes of The Cosby Show.

Rochelle jumped over a barricade outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in suburban Philadelphia and got within a few feet of the comedian, 80, who has been charged with drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

‘Cosby show’ Actress Nicolle Rochelle

Rochelle, a resident of Little Falls, New Jersey, was obstructed by policemen and charged with disorderly conduct.

Rochelle belongs to Femen, an international feminist group whose name she had written on her torso in paint alongside the phrases “Women’s Lives Matter” and “Cosby Rapis[t]” and the names of more than 50 Cosby accusers.

Femen leader, Inna Shevchenko, said that Rochelle was defending the alleged victims and called her protest the group’s “contribution to the global revolt launched by #MeToo.”

Femen was founded in Ukraine in 2009, and its members have protested, often topless, against people and institutions that they believe oppress women.

Last summer, two women interrupted Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band’s concert in Germany and reportedly yelled, “Stop the culture of silence,” highlighting allegations that Allen abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child.

Cosby spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, commended the policemen for intercepting Rochelle, saying, “You never know who’s going to want to make a name for themselves.

In these video framegrabs from AFP TV, sheriff’s officers detain a protester interrupting the arrival of comedian Bill Cosby for the first day of his second trial for sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on April 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / AFPTV / DIANE DESOBEAU (Photo credit should read DIANE DESOBEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

A Protestor disturb the scene as Bill Cosby returns to Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown, PA on April 9, 2018 ahead of the sexual assault retail against the 80 year old actor and comedian. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

 

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