Beverly Johnson: Bill Cosby drugged me in 1980s

Suzanne Robertson
Iconic model Beverly Johnson claims Bill Cosby drugged her at his home in the mid-1980s during an "audition" for his widly popular "The Cosby Show".

In a first person essay for Vanity Fair magazine, Johnson tells how Cosby reached out to her for an audition. Alone with him in his NYC home,  Cosby told her that he wanted to see her pretend she was drunk. 

As she got ready, Johnson claims Cosby offered her a cappuccino and was overly insistent that she drink it. As Johnson explains, "I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged -- and drugged good."

Johnson says she became "woozy," her speech was slurred and "the room began to spin nonstop." But Johnson says she managed to get herself together enough to start screaming at him, repeatedly calling him a "motherf****r."

She says this seemed to anger him and he grabbed her by the arm, dragged her down the stairs and outside the brownstone, and threw her into a cab. Johnson claims she had no recollection of how she got home.

She writes: 

As I thought of going public...a voice in my head kept whispering, “Black men have enough enemies out there already, they certainly don’t need someone like you, an African American with a familiar face and a famous name, fanning the flames.

Johnson decided to come forward because of all the accusations.