Disgraced TV icon Bill Cosby became one of the most controversial figures in history after he was accused of drugging and assaulting more than 60 women over the last few decades. He was also released from prison back in June last year after his conviction was overturned due to a technicality. Even Garcelle Beauvais recalled having an unpleasant experience with Bill Cosby in the past.
Last year, one of Cosby’s accusers, Andrea Constand spoke about him being freed from prison. Constand revealed that she was shocked and disappointed at the turn of events. In fact, even The Comedy Cellar still does not want to have anything to do with him. His former cellmates do miss having him around prison for some reason.
While speaking with Bevy Smith on SiriusXM, Garcelle Beauvais recalled the time she bagged a role on The Cosby Show at 18 back in 1984. She recalled feeling eerie when she went to Bill Cosby’s house.
“I felt like when I got to his brownstone that I wasn’t the only one there besides him. There was something eerie about not knowing if there’s anybody else in the house and then having, you know, him asking me if I wanna drink and I wasn’t a drinker. So it was all those things. And then something told me, ‘Get out of there.’ And that’s exactly what I did.
You know, my kids were little [back then] and my divorce [from Mike Nilon was happening at the time], I didn’t want to drag them into it. And I felt like I didn’t have anything concrete. It would’ve been me just piling on and I wouldn’t want people to think that, oh, I just wanted to be part of that and have my name out there. I included it in the book because it was…part of listening to your gut.”
A couple of months back, the Supreme Court did not intervene and upheld Bill Cosby’s overturned verdict. This meant that Bill Cosby will remain a free man. Of course, now people will simply have to deal with and that is not changing. That doesn’t make this situation any less difficult or frustrating.
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