Wilt Chamberlain accuser Elvira reveals chilling details of alleged sexual assault
Cassandra Peterson, most known for playing the horror hostess character Elvira in the 1980s, dropped a shocking revelation against NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain.
Prior to the release of her latest memoir, she spoke out to People Magazine about the sexual assault she endured at the hands of Wilt Chamberlain.
“Why didn’t I try to scream, fight back, or get away? When a seven- foot-one, 300-pound man has his hand wrapped around your neck, there’s really not a lot you can do,” she writes in the book. “Should I have reported him to the police? Are you kidding? What chance do you think a former showgirl/out-of-work actress would have against a sports superstar?”
Peterson detailed that the incident occurred during a party in the 1970s at Wilt Chamberlain’s mansion in Bel Air. The NBA star offered to show her his custom-built closets for his massive jerseys. Once there, he allegedly coerced her into giving him oral sex:
“I just kept it quiet and didn’t say anything for my whole life,” she tells PEOPLE of the incident with Chamberlain. “And the sad thing was he was a friend. He was a friend for so many years who had made it even feel worse and creepier and like I was an idiot.”
“I mean, I almost had myself convinced that I was a very bad person for letting that happen. And then when the whole Me Too movement, I started thinking, ‘Wait a minute. I didn’t do anything wrong. You did something wrong. You did something very wrong,'” Peterson adds.
Wilt Chamberlain died in 1999 of congestive heart failure. Throughout his playing days, he was infamous for being a serial womanizer. The rumors about his escapades still make the rounds to this day, with the absurd claim that he had slept with over 20,000 women.
If the allegations are true, this certainly imprints a dark footnote on Wilt Chamberlain’s legacy.