Supermodel Beverly Johnson made an appearance on “The View” (Dec. 15) to discuss the allegations she made in a recent Vanity Fair article accusing Bill Cosby of drugging her in the mid-’80s, where she was met with a bit of skepticism from co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
Johnson’s allegations are very similar to the dozen other accusations being alleged against the comedian by many women. She was introduced to him and lured to a private residence under the precursor he wanted to talk about ways to help her career. “The Cosby Show” was at the peak of success at this time and he made sure she knew it. Johnson claims he slipped something into her cappuccino during the encounter and she instantly noticed. Unlike the other allegations, the supermodel says she blacked out but was removed from the house before any kind of sexual assault could transpire.
When Johnson recounts the story on the ABC program she is visibly nervous, especially when Goldberg questions her. When the model says she didn’t think Cosby raped her when she was passed out, Goldberg, a longtime friend of Cosby’s, jumps in to clarify whether or not she was sure. Goldberg then questions her about the details of her blackout and tries to pry out every memory out possible.
“So, he’s taken you downstairs, he puts you in the cab, you ask the cab guy if you just called Bill a ‘mother f*****,'” Goldberg says.”Was there such a feeling with the drugs that you weren’t worried about what they might be?… If you knew that you had been drugged, were you worried about what you might have ingested?”
After clarifying her blackout to Goldberg as much as possible, Johnson then has to explain her actions the following morning after her doorman and the people in her building might have seen the drugged supermodel being lead into her home
“I basically put my head down and would try to get out — from the embarrassment. From the sheer embarrassment and shame,” Johnson says.
Check out the interview in the videos above.