Model Beverly Johnson Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging Her

December 11, 2014 7:19 PM

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Model Beverly Johnson has become the latest woman to speak out publicly against Bill Cosby, telling Vanity Fair the comedian tried to drug her in the mid-'80s. Johnson, the first black woman to appear on the cover of U.S. Vogue, met Cosby while trying out for a small part on The Cosby Show. What she claims happened next follows a familiar pattern: Cosby invited her to his house, where he gave her career advice and asked her if she could act drunk. (The role she was auditioning for was that of a pregnant woman.) He then insisted she drink a cappuccino from his home espresso machine. She says she knew it was drugged within two sips.

"As I felt my body go completely limp, my brain switched into automatic-survival mode," Johnson writes. "That meant making sure Cosby understood that I knew exactly what was happening at that very moment." She remembers repeatedly calling the comedian "a motherfucker," until he dragged her out of hi...

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