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Beverly Johnson wrote a moving article in Vanity Fair called Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story, reliving the night she alleges Bill Cosby drugged her.

The story is similar to the one many other ladies have claimed: the now-disgraced comedian invited her over for dinner, offered her a drink, and then things started to get foggy. The former model writes:

Cosby said he wanted to see how I handled various scenes, so he suggested that I pretend to be drunk. (When did a pregnant woman ever appear drunk on The Cosby Show? Probably never, but I went with it.)

As I readied myself to be the best drunk I could be, he offered me a cappuccino from the espresso machine. I told him I didn’t drink coffee that late in the afternoon because it made getting to sleep at night more difficult. He wouldn’t let it go. He insisted that his espresso machine was the best model on the market and promised I’d never tasted a cappuccino quite like this one.

It’s nuts, I know, but it felt oddly inappropriate arguing with Bill Cosby so I took a few sips of the coffee just to appease him.

Now let me explain this: I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa. I’d had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and drugged good.

Beverly also explains how she struggled to come forward with her story, saying there are way too many enemies of the black man, but she finally realized that has nothing to do with Mr. Cosby, maintaining he brought it on himself.

Head over to Vanity Fair to read the whole article.


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