Former model accuses comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her



By RYAN GORMAN

Another woman has come forward to accuse beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her.

Former model/actress Beverly Johnson claims he groomed her over multiple visits to her home, one even involving her young daughter, before he drugged her during an early 1980s visit with a cappuccino, she wrote in a Vanity Fair essay.

Johnson's account appears to differ from the others, though. Cosby did not rape her.

She first met the enigmatic actor on the set of the hit "Cosby Show" while auditioning for a role.

He then talked with her about her future and what she wanted to accomplish in the entertainment industry, a path many accusers claim he took with them.

Cosby then invited her to his brownstone. He said to bring her daughter.

Beverly Johnson On Bill Cosby: 'I Knew This Man Drugged Me'
Beverly Johnson On Bill Cosby: 'I Knew This Man Drugged Me'


Johnson and her daughter went to Cosby's Manhattan brownstone where they had brunch and took a tour of the residence. The then-aspiring actress recalled in the Vanity Fair piece feeling comfortable around him.

"Looking back, that first invite from Cosby to his home seems like part of a perfectly laid out plan, a way to make me feel secure with him at all times," she wrote.

"It worked like a charm."

Johnson returned a few days later for a script reading.

Cosby soon took her into an upstairs room with a large bar.

"A huge brass espresso contraption took up half the counter," recalled Johnson. "At the time, it seemed rare for someone to have such a machine in his home for personal use."

He soon insisted she have a cappuccino. She tried to talk her way out of it but eventually gave in.

Johnson admits in the Vanity Fair piece she dabbled in drugs in the 1970s and 80s, which she said immediately alerted her to the fact Cosby had put drugs in the drink.

"I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I'd been drugged-and drugged good," she wrote.

"My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop," she recalled. "He put his hands around my waist, and I managed to put my hand on his shoulder in order to steady myself."

She repeatedly cursed him.
"You mother f****r," she shouted. "You are a mother****r, aren't you?"

Cosby quickly became irritated with Johnson, she says, and dragged her down the stairs of his brownstone to the street and held her up while hailing a cab.

"My high heels clicked and clacked on every step," she remembered.

She woke up the next day, still feeling the effects of the drugs but perhaps more fortunate than the nearly two-dozen other women who have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them.

Johnson says she did not press charges against or go after Cosby because she feared the impact on her career.

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