Beverly Johnson: Bill Cosby Drugged Me, Dragged Me Down Flight of Stairs

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Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby of assault.

In a shocking Vanity Fair essay, the veteran model says she was called to audition for The Cosby Show in the mid 1980s, meeting the comedian for the first time and being flattered that he wanted to take her to “the next level.”

Johnson goes on to write that Cosby invited her to audition for a second time at his home in New York, where he offered her a cappuccino and told her to act drunk for the role.

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"I told him I didn't drink coffee that late in the afternoon because it made getting to sleep at night more difficult. He wouldn't let it go," Johnson writes. "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."

Johnson says she gave in and took a few sips.

And knew almost instantly what had happened.

"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," she writes.

"I'd had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I'd been drugged - and drugged good."

After leaning into Cosby for support, Johnson says she asked him: "You are a motherf-cker aren't you?"

Johnson details how Cosby was “seething” with “anger” because she continued to act out.

She writes that Cosby yanked “all 110 pounds of me down a bunch of stairs” and put her into a cab.

A few days later, Johnson called Cosby with the phone number he gave her, prepared to confront the star over his actions. But his wife picked up the call.

"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," Johnson writes.

"How could I fight someone that boldly arrogant and out of touch? In the end, just like the other women, I had too much to lose to go after Bill Cosby. I had a career that would no doubt take a huge hit if I went public with my story and I certainly couldn't afford that after my costly divorce and ongoing court fees."

Janice Dickinson, another legendary model, has also leveled serious accusations against Cosby.

She recently cursed him off in an interview and says Cosby raped her in 1982 at a Lake Tahoe hotel.

To date, over 20 women have come forward and accused Cosby of sexual assault.

Amidst the scandal, he has remained mostly quiet, though he did thank Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott for their support via Twitter on December 3.

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