Things just went from bad to worse for Mr. Bill Cosby, former super-model Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to forward with attempted rape allegations against the actor.
According to an article in Vanity Fair magazine, the alleged crime took place in the 1980s in Cosby’s New York City home.
The article says Mr. Cosby invited the 62-year-old model-turned businesswoman and her daughter to his brownstone for brunch. A few days later, he invited her for another visit and this time she went alone.
Johnson told the magazine it “seems like part of a perfectly laid out plan a way to make me feel secure with him all times.”
She said during the second visit they shared a light dinner before he insisted that she have some coffee from his very expensive expresso-maker.
“My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop. Cosby motioned for me to come over to him as though we were really about to act out the scene. “
“As I felt my body go completely limp, my brain switched into automatic-survival mode. That meant making sure Cosby understood that I knew exactly what was happening at that very moment,” the magazine quoted Johnson as saying.
The article went on to say that after Johnson realized she had been drugged, she began cursing Cosby who at that point became angry and grabbed her by the arm and dragged her down a set of stairs before pulling her out into the street and into a taxi.
Johnson told the magazine she never reported the incident because she knew she would be fighting a losing battle because Mr. Cosby is a powerful man. In addition, Johnson said, she didn’t want to be an “angry black woman going after a highly regarded man in the African-American community.”
Johnson is now one of 24 women who have accused Cosby of rape or attempted rape.