In a detailed essay posted on VanityFair.com Thursday, Johnson, 62, accuses the comedian of drugging her at his New York City brownstone in the mid-1980s. He’d invited her to visit his home after she was tapped to audition for a small part on The Cosby Show, saying they could practice their lines there.
During this so-called rehearsal, Cosby allegedly offered Johnson a cup of espresso. Despite declining the drink several times, Cosby insisted and she finally accepted. “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,” she explains in the essay.
A few moments later, Johnson says she knew she had been drugged. “My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop.”
When Cosby put his hands around her waist, Johnson says she managed to say, “You are a motherf—-er aren’t you?” She continued hurling insults at Cosby until she says he became visibly infuriated. According to Johnson, the comedian then dragged her downstairs and sent her home in a cab. She left without being sexually assaulted.
Source: People Magazine | Michael Miller