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Beverly Johnson In Vanity Fair: “Bill Cosby Drugged Me”

Beverly Johnson In Vanity Fair: "Bill Cosby Drugged Me"

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.

My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop. Cosby motioned for me to come over to him as though we were really about to act out the scene. He put his hands around my waist, and I managed to put my hand on his shoulder in order to steady myself. As I felt my body go completely limp, my brain switched into automatic-survival mode. That meant making sure Cosby understood that I knew exactly what was happening at that very moment.

“You are a motherfucker aren’t you?” That’s the exact question I yelled at him as he stood there holding me, expecting me to bend to his will.

Beverly Johnson, one of the first Black supermodels, has written a damning essay for Vanity Fair detailing, for the very first time, that Bill Cosby drugged her — and likely would have raped her if she hadn’t pissed him off so much that he threw her out of his house instead. Johnson says that she met Cosby in the mid-’80s when he invited her to audition for “The Cosby Show.” As we now know is typical of the serial rapist, Cosby invited Johnson to his home to read for a part and then offered her a drink — in this case, espresso — which she at first declined. He insisted and she eventually complied because, she writes, “it felt oddly inappropriate arguing with Bill Cosby.” Almost immediately, as she writes in the excerpt above, she knew she had been drugged, that’s how powerful it was. That’s when she made the decision to call him out, calling him a motherfucker over and over again. Cosby became angry — because, you know, how dare she be angry that he drugged her with the intention of raping her — and grabbed Johnson by her arm and dragged her down the stairs, literally throwing her out of his house and slamming the door behind him. Keep reading »

Michael Phelps Charged With A DUI

Michael Phelps was charged early today with driving under the influence, reports TMZ, the second such charge the swimmer has faced in 10 years. Sources tell the site he was pulled over in his native Maryland, reportedly going 84mph in a 45mph zone, and that he “bombed” his field sobriety test and had a BAC nearly twice the legal limit. Read more on Newser…

Sarah Hyland Seeks Restraining Order From Abusive Ex-Boyfriend Matt Prokop

  • “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, 23, received a temporary restraining order against her longtime boyfriend Matt Prokop on Friday following an increasing pattern of physical and emotional abuse. In her filing, she claims Prokop hasslammed her against the back of her car, choked her, threatened to set her house on fire, and threatened to kill her dog. She claims Prokop has threatened to kill himself if they break up. In August, Hyland said she reached out to Prokop’s mother in Texas to ask for help, but that his mom told her that if she broke up with her son and he killed himself, it would be Hyland’s fault. The actress also detailed how she sought the help of her “Modern Family” co-star Julie Bowen to help end the relationship and Prokop told Bowen “he wanted to make me so miserable that I would take a shotgun and kill myself.” Prokop entered rehab in late August and Hyland sought the restraining order on the advisement of the rehab director, who contacted her to warm her about “Mr. Prokop’s mental state and attitude toward me.” What a scary thing to go through — I hope she is safe. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Is So Proud That Bristol Palin Allegedly Punched Some Guy “Repeatedly” At A Party

Sarah Palin Is So Proud That Bristol Palin Allegedly Punched Some Guy "Repeatedly" At A Party

In Sarah Palin World — by which I mean not the state of Alaska but a state of mind — everything can be explained with a jab at the liberal media and a few references to Jesus. And after two weeks of silence regarding her family’s participation in a bloody brawl at a snowmobile party in Anchorage, Sarah Palin did not disappoint.

On Friday, the former governor of Alaska posted a message on her Facebook page praising her daughter Bristol as a “straight shooter” who defended the family during the brawl  — which is not mentioned directly, but obviously being alluded to with this post. Keep reading »

Report: Joan Rivers’ Doctor Took A Selfie In The Operating Room

  • The unplanned biopsy on Joan Rivers’ vocal cords, which led to her death, was done without her prior consent, CNN reports. Furthermore, the doctor who performed the procedure took a selfie in the operating room while the comedienne was under anesthesia, a staffer at Yorkville Endoscopy in NYC told investigators. The doctor, who has not been publicly identified, was Rivers’ personal ear, nose and throat doctor, yet was not certified by the clinic to do procedures at the clinic. [CNN]
  • What divorce?! Beyoncé and Jay Z renewed their vows in a commitment ceremony while celebrating Bey’s birthday in Italy earlier this month.  [Daily Mail UK]
  • The duo are also reportedly house hunting in Los Angeles, looking into an $85 million mansion with eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 16-car garage, and a movie theater. [TMZ]
  • The NFL Players Association, the players’ union, is appealing the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice from the league, arguing that he has been doubly punished. Rice was originally given a two-game suspension for punching his then-fiancee in the head, knocking her unconscious.  [NPR] Keep reading »

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

  • A South African judge found Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide (equivalent to manslaughter) in the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot her to death in his home on Valentine’s Day 2013; he claimed that he thought intruders were in his home. Yesterday, the same judge acquitted Pistorius of premeditated murder, which carried a sentence of 25 years, and homicide charges. His sentencing will take place in October. [New York Times]
  • Nicole Kidman’s father, Australian psychologist Dr. Antony Kidman, has been found dead in a hotel room in Singapore, where he was visiting Nicole’s sister, Antonia, a journalist. [US Weekly]
  • J/K! There might actually be an Iggy Azalea sex tape after all. [TMZ]

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