Beverly Johnson is a better woman than I am.
On Wednesday, the prolific supermodel made an appearance on Good Morning America, to promote her upcoming memoir, The Face That Changed It All, which chronicles her rise to supermodel status. But what was also brought up were her recent accusations that Bill Cosby drugged her in the 80’s.
“Cosby said he wanted to see how I handled various scenes, so he suggested that I pretend to be drunk. (When did a pregnant woman ever appear drunk on The Cosby Show? Probably never, but I went with it.) As I readied myself to be the best drunk I could be, he offered me a cappuccino from the espresso machine,” Johnson writes. “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. 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.”
“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 admitted.
During the GMA interview, the reporter asked if she could say anything to Cosby today, what would it be?
“I forgive you,” Johnson stated.
Johnson is the only woman who has accused Cosby of either drugging them or assaulting them, to publicly say they forgive him. And it definitely takes a strong woman to do that.