December 15, 2014
By Marcellous L. Jones
Paris, France – Supermodel Beverly Johnson joins the list of women accusing Bill Cosby of shocking behavior. She said that he drugged her in an attempt to rape her at his New York City home in 1986.
Last week the supermodel recounted her truth in a lengthy piece for Vanity Fair (SEE FULL STORY HERE). In it she claims that the comedian contacted her to audition for a role in the hit NBC family comedy, The Cosby Show. According to her account, Cosby insisted on serving her a cappuccino, and upon taking two sips of it, she knew that she had been drugged.
“My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop”, said Johnson in her account to Vanity Fair.
“…As I felt my body go completely limp, my brain switched into automatic-survival mode. That meant making sure Cosby understood that I knew exactly what was happening at that very moment… You are a motherfucker aren’t you?”
After laying into Cosby, he allegedly grabbed her by the arm, dragged her downstairs and threw her into a taxi. She says that she was out of it for a while and that it took a few days for the drug to fully quit her body. That’s when she called to confront Cosby, only to have his wife Camille answered the phone.
Johnson wondered how could a man like Bill Cosby do something like that. She wondered what she had done to encourage that kind of behavior. She felt that what had occurred was her own fault!
For years Johnson kept quiet about the attempted rape. She began to open up mentally about it after learning about Barbara Bowman being drugged and raped at the hands of Cosby. She came forth with her story when her longtime friend and fellow supermodel Janice Dickinson came forth with her story (SEE RELATED STORY).
On August 1, 1974 Beverly Johnson (SEE BIOGRAPHY) became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the American edition of Vogue. A legendary name in both fashion and a pioneer within America’s black community, Johnson was afraid of falling victim to the same African-American hypocrisy that crushed Anita Hill when she came out with her story against then U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee, Clarence Thomas.
At the time of this publishing, Bill Cosby’s representatives could be reached for comment.