Beverly Johnson: Bill Cosby Drugged Me
“Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.”
The latest eye-grabbing headline may be the final blow to Bill Cosby’s legacy, after numerous allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted women throughout his career. Some have questioned the motives of those who have come forward, with tinges of a conspiracy theory trafficking through social media. But this time, the author is none other than former model and current entrepreneur Beverly Johnson.
As Johnson details her encounter and experience with Cosby to Vanity Fair, she admits that she questioned coming forth with her story, citing, “The current plight of the Black male was behind my silence.”
Her silence, however, is no more, as she joins various women in opening up about the alleged drugging and abuse caused by “America’s favorite Dad.”
Read an excerpt from Johnson’s personal essay, below:
“You are a motherfucker aren’t you?”
That’s the exact question I yelled at him as he stood there holding me, expecting me to bend to his will. I rapidly called him several more “motherfuckers.” By the fifth, I could tell that I was really pissing him off. At one point he dropped his hands from my waist and just stood there looking at me like I’d lost my mind.
What happened next is somewhat cloudy for me because the drug was in fuller play by that time. I recall his seething anger at my tirade and then him grabbing me by my left arm hard and yanking all 110 pounds of me down a bunch of stairs as my high heels clicked and clacked on every step. I feared my neck was going to break with the force he was using to pull me down those stairs.
Read Beverly Johnson’s full story on Vanity Fair. Tell us: Does this change your mind about the allegations or are you still supporting the embattled comic? Be honest. We want to hear from you.