Supermodel Beverly Johnson says she was drugged by Bill Cosby

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NEW YORK – A supermodel is the latest woman to make claims against comedian Bill Cosby.

Beverly Johnson wrote an article for Vanity Fair titled “Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This is My Story.”

In the article, Johnson claims Cosby drugged her at his home in the 1980s.

She says she went to his home to discuss a possible role on “The Cosby Show.”

At that point, she says Cosby gave her a cappuccino.

After the second sip, she knew she had been drugged.

“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. 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,” she wrote.

She says she began yelling at Cosby and he eventually put her in a cab.

Johnson says she tried to confront Cosby about the incident but gave up after his wife answered the phone.

“I quickly identified myself to her in the most respectful way possible and then asked to speak to Bill. Camille politely informed me that it was very late, 11:00 P.M., and that they were both in bed together,” she wrote. “I didn’t call back the next day or any other day after that. 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. How could I fight someone that boldly arrogant and out of touch?”

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