Model Beverly Johnson Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging Her During 'Cosby Show' Audition
In what appears to be an endless onslaught, another woman's accused Bill Cosby of drugging her. This time it's model Beverly Johnson, who wrote an essay for Vanity Fair alleging that Cosby slipped drugs into her drink during an audition for The Cosby Show. "My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop," she writes. "...As I felt my body go completely limp, my brain switched into automatic-survival mode."
According to Johnson's account, Cosby did not rape her — though she does allege that he slipped something into her cappuccino.
As Johnson tells it, Cosby invited her to his brownstone to read for a part on The Cosby Show. After a few sips of the cappuccino Johnson writes that she knew what was happening:
She continues, saying that as the drugs kicked in she "[made] sure Cosby understood that I knew exactly what was happening at that very moment," yelling "motherf***er" at him before he allegedly became enraged enough to drag her outside and push her into a cab.
She recalls attempting to confront him, but coming up empty:
She also explains what factors were at play in her decision to finally come forward, and what made her hesitate further — the public allegations of so many other women, for one, and the vilification of black men in cases like those of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Eric Garner. On what makes Cosby so different from those (emphasis mine):
Johnson's words are powerful. You can read her full story at Vanity Fair .