Beverly Johnson Reacts to Bill Cosby’s Lawsuit: Abusers will do whatever to intimidate.

Bill Cosby Sues Beverly Johnson-the jasmine brand

Beverly Johnson has spoken out on Twitter, addressing news that Bill Cosby is now suing her. She writes:

On Monday, Cosby’s camp announced that he’s suing the supermodel for defamation. The legendary comic accuses her of fabricating claims that he drugged and tried to sexually assault her in the 1980s.

Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson

According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit is part of a new legal strategy by Cosby to attack some of the women accusing him of sexual abuse in court. Last week, he countersued several women accusing him of defamation, but the lawsuit against Johnson is the first time the comedian has taken legal action against a woman who hasn’t sued him first.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Cosby’s lawsuit accuses Johnson of lying about an incident in which she says Cosby drugged her with a cappuccino in his New York home before letting her go after she angrily rebuked his advances.

The suit contends Johnson used the story — first told in a Vanity Fair story and repeated in numerous interviews and a memoir — to try to rekindle her career.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams