The first African American woman to play a prominent role in the world of super models, Beverly Johnson,62, is disgraced actor Bill Cosby’s,77, latest nightmare. Johnson has come forward to join a throng of women, who said Cosby drugged and or sexually assaulted them. There are over 30 women that have now come forward with their allegations against the famed funny man and revered actor. Cosby who was thought of for decades as a leading African American humanitarian. He has been married for 50 years to his wife Camille. The couple have five adult children, their only son Ennis was killed on a Los Angeles highway in 1997. His murderer Mikhail Markhasev then 18, was convicted of the murder and is on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Cosby has remained silent for the most part through the latest round of accusations. However his attorney Marty Singer, has publicly said the women are lying and fabricating events for money and or attention. Some of the incidents reportedly took place decades ago. In some cases more then 40 years ago. Another well known high profile supermodel Janice Dickinson, has also accused Cosby of drugging and raping her in the 80’s in a Reno, Nevada hotel room. Cosby’s lawyers have called Dickinson’s accusations “purely fabricated”, they have also said there is documented proof that Dickinson is lying. Johnson said, because of the way Dickinson has been treated by Cosby and his lawyers, was one of the reasons she came forward. She said she has known Dickinson for more than 30 years, and that she knows her to be a very honest person.
Johnson wrote a piece for Vanity Fair Magazine which chronicles her ordeal with Cosby. She has also been going on the airwaves with her allegations against Cosby. She told ABC news that the incident happened back in 1986 “I get a call from my agency, my modeling agency, stating that, Bill Cosby wants to come in for a part on his show, the Cosby Show. I headed down to the studio and then Bill Cosby asked me to go to his brownstone to go over the role.” She says there was nothing out of the ordinary on the first visit. She says she was invited back a second time, and that Cosby wanted to rehearse the role of a pregnant woman she would be playing on an upcoming episode of the Cosby Show. Johnson explained “part of the exercise he wanted to do was to act as like you were drunk.” She says while at his house he insisted on making what he said was going to be the best cup of cappuccino she had ever had. “I took a couple of sips from the coffee, and from the first sip and the second sip I knew I had been drugged. I was woozy, my speech was slurred, I knew that I was in danger. He called me over as if to do the scene, he put his hands around my waist. I called him every name I could think of, every name I could think of, and broke free from him.”