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A woman who says she was groped by Bill Cosby reacts to his release from prison

Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show." Rashad posted a tweet celebrating Wednesday's ruling overturning Cosby's conviction.
<i>NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images</i><br/>Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show." Rashad posted a tweet celebrating Wednesday's ruling overturning Cosby's conviction.

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (KION & KPIX) A woman who said she was groped by Bill Cosby at a tennis tournament in Pebble Beach in 1973, expresses anger over the comedian’s overturned conviction.

Helen Hayes lives in the North Bay and was one of the first to come forward with her story.

“He came up behind me and put his whole body up against the back of my body, and then reached over my right shoulder and grabbed my right breast. And I said, ‘What the hell do you think you’re doing!'” Hayes recalled.

On Wednesday when “American’s Dad” was released from prison. His conviction was overturned by a Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The San Anselmo woman says she is in disbelief.

“I thought he was just going to die in there on bread and water. I didn’t care,” Hayes told KPIX 5. “It just upsets me that it could happen that he can get out. He deserves to be in there. He’s evil,” Hayes went on to say.

A court found that Cosby was denied a fair trial because his Constitutional right against self-incrimination had been violated. In 2005 he testified in depositions as part of a deal with prosecutors and was told his testimony would not be used against him in other criminal charges.

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Veronica Macias

Veronica Macias is an evening anchor at KION News Channel 5/46.

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  1. I guess my first comment was banned. Censored. Let’s try THIS one. Every person to whom I have spoken is appalled by this woman. Her breast was grabbed 50 years ago at a tennis match in Pebble Beach. And now, 50 years later, she without sin, says, ““I thought he was just going to die in there on bread and water. I didn’t care”. I find this women offensive. As did my wife when she saw this lame story on KION on TV. And no, we are NOT Cosby fans.

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