Beverly Johnson Discusses Bill Cosby Allegations on “The View”
(NEW YORK) — Model Beverly Johnson continues to speak out about an alleged incident between her and Bill Cosby in the mid-1980s, in which she claims Cosby drugged her.
Her allegation comes in the wake of numerous women who claim the comedian sexually abused them, mostly after being drugged. Cosby has denied the allegations through his lawyer.
On Monday’s The View, moderator Whoopi Goldberg questioned Johnson, asking, “You came out because the stories that these women were telling were similar to what you had experienced. He did not rape you?”
“I don’t think so, no,” Johnson replied.
“You’re not sure?” Goldberg pressed.
“I…don’t remember anything after I got in a taxi and said, ‘Did I just call Bill Cosby ****?'” Johnson answered.
Johnson claimed that she was drugged by Cosby, while meeting with him at his home to discuss a potential acting role for The Cosby Show. Johnson said Cosby offered her a cappuccino and that after taking a few sips, she realized something had been slipped in her drink.
Johnson said she then started to swear at Cosby and call him names, whereupon Cosby allegedly became angry and loaded her into a taxi. Johnson says she later tried to call Cosby to confront him about the incident, but his wife Camille picked up the phone.
When asked why it took her so long to come forward, Johnson said, “I thought it was my responsibility and my conscience would not let me sit there in silence any longer.”
Johnson initially spoke with Vanity Fair about the allegations.
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