An exclusive RadarOnline.com investigation can now reveal Chelan Lasha, 49, spiraled into an abyss that included arrests for theft, trespassing and prostitution after an alleged assault by Cosby in a Las Vegas hotel room in 1986.
At the time, Lasha was 17 and an aspiring model who moonlighted at the Las Vegas Hilton.
She told jurors at Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges the 80-year-old invited her to his suite for what she believed would be an audition for the “The Cosby Show.” Instead, she drugged and molested her, she said.
Her life went downhill — and fast.
According to court documents exclusively obtained by Radar, Lasha was busted in 1988 – her first of many arrests - and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft in Klamath County, Oregon.
More arrests followed. She was collared in May 2007 and pleaded guilty to trespass and filing a false report to a law enforcement agency, according to Phoenix Municipal Court records.
One year later, in September 2008, she was busted and pleaded guilty to prostitution, a Phoenix Municipal Court spokesperson told Radar.
She was sentence to a diversion program but she “ failed to comply” forcing the judge to issue a "failure to appear” warrant for her arrest, the spokesperson said.
“Yes there is still a warrant out for her arrest,” a spokesperson for the Municipal Court clerk’s office told Radar.
“It’s not hard to draw a straight line between what this woman alleges Cosby did to her and what became of her life,” said one source linked to the trial. “This woman has clearly suffered – and a great deal!”
Meanwhile, Cosby’s lawyers argued in court documents on Monday that Lasha’s record is vital to assessing her credibility.
But her attorney, Gloria Allred, says the defense is trying to smear the woman by bringing up her criminal past.
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