And it sounds similar to many of the stories we've heard from women who have been accusing the star of drugging them and then sexually assaulting them. She had one pleasant visit and he invited her to come over again. Cosby offered her a cappuccino from the espresso machine on his bar."I told him I didn't drink coffee that late in the afternoon because it made getting to sleep at night more difficult. He insisted that his espresso machine was the best model on the market and promised I'd never tasted a cappuccino quite like this one."It's nuts, I know, but it felt oddly inappropriate arguing with Bill Cosby so I took a few sips of the coffee just to appease him."And that moment, she knew."Now let me explain this: I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa," says Johnson.
Johnson starts by recalling being "in awe" of Cosby in the 1960s, '70s and '80s."He was funny, smart, and even elegant—all those wonderful things many white Americans didn't associate with people of color."She was thrilled when one day an agent called her to invite her to audition for a role on The Cosby Show. "I'd had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers.
Sitting front-row at Herve Leger on Saturday, supermodel Beverly Johnson tells The Post that she feels the urge to get back into the fashion game.
“I saw the Alexander Mc Queen exhibition and I would lose 50 pounds just to fit into one of his creations,” says Johnson, who, in 1974, was the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue.
It happened in the "mid-80s," she says in a first person essay in Vanity Fair."We fully expect to re-file the complaint against her prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations."Cosby is scheduled to be in court on March 8 outside Philadelphia for another pre-trial hearing on charges of aggravated sexual assault of Andrea Constand, an ex-Temple University employee, during an encounter at his nearby home in 2004.The case was never prosecuted at the time but a new district attorney re-opened it and filed the charges on Dec.I feared my neck was going to break with the force he was using to pull me down those stairs."They reached the front door of his brownstone and then began waving down taxis."When one stopped, Cosby opened the door, shoved me into it and slammed the door behind me without ever saying a word.I somehow managed to tell the driver my address and before blacking out ..."After a few days, Johnson says she later called Cosby's house to confront him.Cosby's ability to fully participate in litigating the civil case against Ms.Johnson," according to a statement issued by Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt.He wrote of his decision Monday: 'The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct, is a matter as to which the AP - and by extension the public - has a significant interest.''Rather, [Cosby] has donned the mantle of public moralist and mounted the proverbial electronic or print soap box to volunteer his views on, among other things, childrearing, family life, education, and crime... I can't judge at this time what she knows about herself for 19 years, a passive personality...(The accuser) was sweet in her personality.He has voluntarily narrowed the zone of privacy that he is entitled to claim.' Constand, the former director of operations for Temple's women's basketball team and a one time college basketball star herself, launched the legal suit against Cosby, a man she called her 'mentor', in March 2005. As far as I was concerned was well-mannered, didn't demand or give a feeling that she was above anyone.His wife, Camille, answered saying it was too late to be calling (it was 11 p.m.).Johnson never called again."At a certain moment it became clear that I would be fighting a losing battle with a powerful man so callous he not only drugged me, but he also gave me the number to the bedroom he shared with his wife.